Updated 1:05 PM ET, Sat April 17, 2021
Prince Philip, the late husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, was laid to rest Saturday in an intimate service at St. George’s Chapel, which lies within the grounds of Windsor Castle.
By royal standards, the service was a relatively muted affair. The ceremony was limited to 30 people, in line with England’s current coronavirus restrictions. Those in attendance included senior members of the royal family as well as relatives and some of Philip’s close friends.
Philip’s coffin was taken to the chapel in a procession led by the Band of the Grenadier Guards. A Land Rover carrying his coffin was followed on foot by his children, other members of the royal family, and royal aides. The Queen arrived at the chapel separately.
Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, died at the age of 99 on April 9. He was the nation’s longest-serving consort — the name used to describe the spouse of a reigning monarch — and he had been married to the Queen for 73 years.
While primarily known for his marriage to the Queen, Philip was an extraordinary figure in his own right. He was born into the turmoil of inter-war Europe and became a naval officer decorated for heroism in World War II.