The Queen will have a final moment with Philip before funeral

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

The Queen will have one final moment with Prince Philip before the funeral with Her Majesty expected to pause for a silent moment on her way to the ceremony where she will be able to see the coffin before the procession begins.

This will be the last time the Queen has a moment alone with her husband of 73 years.

The Queen with Prince Philip
The Queen will pause for a silent moment on her way to the ceremony where she will be able to see Philip's coffin before the procession begins. Photo: Getty

Prince Philip passed away on Friday April 9 at the age of 99. His funeral will take place on Saturday April 17 at 3pm London time.

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The Queen is believed to be sitting alone at the funeral due to social distancing measures which mean she cannot be within two metres of anyone outside of her household, including her relatives who will be in attendance at the funeral. 

Due to coronavirus restrictions, there will only be 30 mourners at the funeral, this includes Prince Harry who arrived in the UK on Sunday from LA.

The Royal Family at the Trooping of the Colour
Only 30 mourners will be allowed at the funeral, they include Prince Harry, Prince William and his wife Kate, and the four children of the Queen and the duke, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. Photo: Getty

Harry will not walk next to his brother Prince William at the funeral, instead they will separated by their cousin Peter Phillips, Princess Anne's son as they follow their grandfather's coffin to St George's Chapel.

The Queen is "bearing up well" amid the final preparations for the funeral, according to The Sun.

Her Majesty is said to be "in control" despite the reported rift between Prince William and Harry as well as the row over the Duke of York wanting to wear a naval uniform to the funeral.

The Queen and Prince Philip in the Scottish Highlands
The Queen has shared a sweet candid photo of herself and Prince Philip taken during a trip to the Scottish Highlands in 2003. Photo: Sophie, the Countess of Wessex

With the funeral fast approaching, the Queen shared a sweet candid photo of herself and Prince Philip taken during a trip to the Scottish Highlands in 2003.

The photo, which was taken by Prince Edward's wife Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, shows the couple at the top of the Coyles of Muick smiling and looking relaxed while sitting on the grass.

The pair seems completely at ease and smile warmly for the camera.

"Her Majesty and the Royal Family are grateful for all the messages of condolence from around the world and have been touched to see and hear so many people sharing fond memories of The Duke, in celebration of his life," the caption read.

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