Who will be attending Prince Philip's funeral?
The funeral took place on Saturday at 3pm following the duke's death on 9 April, and was preceded by a national one-minute silence. Those leading the procession included Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince William, Prince Harry, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. Sky NewsPrince Philip: The 30 guests at the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral
Where is Prince Philip's funeral taking place?
media captionPrince Philip's funeral as it happened. The Duke of Edinburgh has been laid to rest in an intimate funeral at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. The Dean of Windsor paid tribute to Prince Philip's "kindness, humour and humanity" during the ceremony. BBC NewsPrince Philip: Royal Family honours duke's 'humour and humanity'
Is St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle?
Saint George's Chapel, part of Windsor Castle in the district of Windsor and Maidenhead, Berkshire, Eng. This chapel was designed for the Order of the Garter and was begun by Edward IV. It is one of the finest examples of the Perpendicular style of Gothic architecture in England. britannica.comSaint George's Chapel | chapel, Windsor, England, United Kingdom
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In his book Long Live the Queen! 13 Rules for Living from Britain's Longest Reigning Monarch, royal author Bryan Kozlowski explains why the Queen prioritizes keeping her family strong over everything else.
Louis Mountbatten once said that keeping the royal family together in spite of all their drama was actually the Queen's greatest achievement, since their difficulties are "always the focus of public attention."
The Queen has a strict rule that she always follows: Never talk badly about any member of the royal family to outsiders—no matter what.
It's not an official edict, but this unspoken rule has been important to the monarch, particularly as she works to keep her family strong even as the world watches their every move (and gossips endlessly about every feud or bit of drama they go through).
The rule is one that royal author Bryan Kozlowski outlines in his book Long Live the Queen! 13 Rules for Living from Britain's Longest Reigning Monarch, which guides readers through how to live a happy and successful life by taking tips directly from the Queen herself.
"One of the Queen's unspoken rules is to never talk badly about any member of her family to outsiders, rather only support them, when she can," Kozlowski writes, citing Princess Diana's ongoing drama in the 1990s as example of a time when the Queen refused to deviate from her supportive stance, even when it wasn't the easiest thing to do.
"Diana might have made her life unimaginably difficult in the 1990s, but the Queen quickly jumped to her defense when, during a press conference at the Palace, an editor of the News of the World, inquired that if Diana didn't want the paparazzi following her, couldn't she send a servant to run her errands for her?" he writes. "'That's the most pompous thing I have ever heard,' responded the Queen, famously earning a round of applause from the other editors in the room."
"The more he witnessed the royal drama unfold, the more Louis Mountbatten believed that keeping her family together and coping with their self-inflicted messes was the Queen's greatest personal achievement," Kozlowski writes. "More so when you consider, as Mountbatten told his confidant John Barratt, that while 'most people can hide their family difficulties...hers are always the focus of public attention.' Yet, for the Queen, it's always been the bigger picture, not the isolated tiffs with her children, grandchildren, husband or sister, that have most concerned her. She still believes, as her mother did before her, that 'a united family is the strongest thing in the world.'"
"She's the inventor of the 'shove back.'"
"I'm simply not going to appear until Philip is in a better temper," she would say.
The royals are remembering the late Duke of Edinburgh by sharing some of their favorite photos.
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She shared this message nearly 20 years ago, but it has personal resonance now.
Queen Elizabeth has just attended an engagement for the first time since the loss of her husband, Prince Philip...
"We are dealing with a family funeral and at its heart it is still a family event."
The private photograph was taken in Scotland in 2003.
The whole family will sport mourning dress at the April 17 ceremony.
When a loved one is lost, it’s a natural response to start digging up the archives for photos that celebrate the spirit of who the person was, and that’s exactly what the royal family has been doing. Last week, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, died at the age of 99 — a loss that has […]
Only 30 people were extended an invitation to the ceremony.
Prince Philip died last Friday at age 99.
The Duchess of Cambridge captured the sentimental photo in 2018.
Prince Harry will no longer be the odd man out.
The Duke of Sussex appeared in a procession with other members of the royal family at today's ceremony.
Prince Philip's funeral took place on April 17, 2021, at St George's Chapel. Photos show the royal family's emotional goodbye to the Prince consort.
Senior staffers aren't surprised by her quick return to her duties.