Prince Philip funeral: Pictures as Queen and nation bid farewell to the dukeon April 17, 2021 at 6:10 pm

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Almost 100 years after he entered the world on a dining room table in Corfu, Prince Philip’s final journey has taken place.

Members of the Royal family attend the funeral service of Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh inside St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London, on April 17, 2021.

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Almost 100 years after he entered the world on a dining room table in Corfu, Prince Philip’s final journey began at 14.38 BST on a chilly spring afternoon in the English town of Windsor.

The Duke of Edinburgh's coffin, covered with his Personal Standard, is carried to the purpose built Land Rover Defender ahead of the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh in Windsor Castle, Berkshire. Picture date: Saturday April 17, 2021

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The Duke of Edinburgh's coffin, covered with His Royal Highness's Personal Standard is carried to the purpose built Land Rover during the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021 in Windsor, England.

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The duke’s coffin was carried by Grenadier Guardsmen from the inner hall of Windsor Castle onto a green Land Rover, waiting outside.

The Duke of Edinburgh's coffin, covered with His Royal Highness's Personal Standard is carried to the purpose built Land Rover during the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021

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The vehicle – built in 2003 in the West Midlands town of Solihull – was designed by the duke himself.

The coffin was draped with the duke’s personal standard, with flowers chosen by the Queen and the duke’s Admiral of the Fleet Naval Cap and sword, pointing forwards.

The grounds of Windsor Castle

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As the military band in the castle grounds played the national anthem, the Queen – wearing a face mask – made her way from the Sovereign’s Entrance of the castle to the State Bentley.

Queen Elizabeth II during the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021 in Windsor, England.

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Under bright blue skies, the eight-minute procession then began, led by Prince Charles and Princess Anne, the duke’s two eldest children.

Queen Elizabeth in the Bentley State Limousine and members of the Royal Family follow the hearse during the funeral of Britain's Prince Philip, who died at the age of 99, on the grounds of Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain, April 17, 2021.

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Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Peter Phillips, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Earl of Snowdon David Armstrong-Jones and Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence follow Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh's coffin during the Ceremonial Procession during the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021 in Windsor, England.

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Princess Anne, Princess Royal, follows the coffin during the ceremonial funeral procession of Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh to St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, London, on April 17, 2021.

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Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Peter Phillips, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Earl of Snowdon David Armstrong-Jones and Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence follow Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh's coffin during the Ceremonial Procession during the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021

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Members of the Royal family follow Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh's coffin during the Ceremonial Procession during the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021 in Windsor, England.

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The Prince of Wales walks behind The Duke of Edinburgh's coffin, covered with His Royal Highness's Personal Standard, outside St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, before the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh. April 17, 2021.

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Princes William and Harry were either side of their cousin, Peter Phillips. The State Bentley followed behind – the Queen, for once, behind her husband, rather than two steps in front.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (L) and Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex follow the coffin during the ceremonial funeral procession of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh to St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, on April 17, 2021.

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Before the coffin entered St George’s Chapel, a minute’s silence was held – both in the castle and around the country.

The Duke of Edinburgh's coffin, covered with his Personal Standard, is carried into St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, ahead of the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh

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The Duke of Edinburgh's coffin, covered with his Personal Standard, is carried into St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, ahead of the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh. April 17, 2021.

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And then, step by step, Royal Marines took the coffin into the chapel, followed by the duke’s family – all of them, by now, wearing black masks.

The Duke of Edinburgh's coffin, covered with His Royal Highness's Personal Standard is carried into St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, during the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh.

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Members of the royal family follow the coffin into St George's Chapel

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As the coffin was carried into the chapel, illuminated by shafts of light from the stained glass windows, the choir sang, and the Dean of Windsor began the service.

Pall Bearers carrying the coffin of the Duke of Edinburgh, followed by (left to right, first row) the Prince of Wales, Princess Anne, ((left to right, second row) the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex, ((left to right, third row) the Duke of Cambridge, Peter Phillips, (left to right, fourth row) the Duke of Sussex, the Earl of Snowdon and (back) Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, entering St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire. April 17, 2021.

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The BBC’s Eleanor Oldroyd was the only reporter or broadcaster inside the chapel – she was in a small, specially-built studio above the high altar.

“Doing something inside the chapel is very special, it’s a very unique position, and it’s a very responsible position as well,” she says. “It’s a moving time for a lot of people.”

Members of the royal family follow the coffin into St George's Chapel during the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh, at Windsor Castle, Berkshire.

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Queen Elizabeth II (L) watches as pallbearers carry the coffin of Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh during his funeral inside St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London, on April 17, 2021.

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“There was one moment when I just saw the Duke of York, sitting two seats along from the Queen, just turn to her and check – just as if he was checking that she was OK,” says Ms Oldroyd.

“I don’t know whether that’s what he was doing, but it felt to me a little moment of concern to mother from son.”

The coffin is carried into St George's Chapel during the funeral of Britain's Prince Philip, who died at the age of 99, at Windsor Castle, Britain, April 17, 2021.

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Queen Elizabeth II takes her seat for the funeral of Britain's Prince Philip, who died at the age of 99, at St George's Chapel, in Windsor.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, with the Earl of Wessex at the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh

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The coffin is carried into St George's Chapel during the funeral of Britain's Prince Philip, who died at the age of 99, at Windsor Castle, Britain, April 17, 2021.

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At 15.42, the coffin was lowered into the Royal Vault. “A real moment of drama and theatre, but also a very moving moment,” says Ms Oldroyd. The duke’s final journey had ended.

And then, as the Queen stood alone, the choir sang the national anthem.

Queen Elizabeth II during the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire.

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Members of the Royal family attend the funeral service of Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh inside St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windso

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The coffin of the Duke of Edinburgh during his funeral at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire

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Two minutes later, the funeral finished and the guests left the chapel. The duke was in his resting place and his epic, international adventure – which began on a Greek island in 1921 – was over.

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