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Prince Philip makes final journey followed by Charles, William and Harry

After the TD-130 Defender, the coffin was driven in the solemn State Carriage to St. George's Chapel, Queen Elizabeth's route to Philip's burial.

By: Reuters |
Updated: April 17, 2021 8:37:22 pm
The coffin arrives at St George's Chapel for the funeral of Britain's Prince Philip inside Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Saturday, April 17, 2021. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool via AP)

Prince Philip began his final journey on Saturday on a specially modified Land Rover hearse, followed on foot by a procession of senior royals including Prince Charles and Princes William and Harry.

Queen Elizabeth followed the procession in the State Bentley as the coffin, borne on the bespoke Defender TD 130 in military green, made its way to Philip’s funeral service at St George’s Chapel.

Charles and Princess Anne followed the coffin on foot, followed by their brothers Edward and Andrew, and Charles’s two sons William and Harry – evoking memories of the 1997 funeral of Diana when they walked as grieving boys behind their mother’s coffin.

From front left, Britain’s Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew. Prince Edward, Prince William, Peter Phillips, Prince Harry, Earl of Snowdon and Tim Laurence follow the coffin in a ceremonial procession for the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip inside Windsor Castle in Windsor, England Saturday April 17, 2021. (Alastair Grant/Pool via AP)

 

Philip’s naval cap and sword lay on top of the coffin which was covered with the Duke of Edinburgh’s personal standard featuring the Danish coat of arms, the Greek cross, Edinburgh Castle and the stripes of the Mountbatten family.

The Band of the Genadier Guards led the procession, followed by military chiefs. The coffin will pause for the national minute of silence at 1400 GMT. A gun fired from the East Lawn will signify the start and end.

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