PRINCE William and Kate paid tribute to Prince Philip as a “devoted consort” after the funeral service.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge commemorated almost 70 years that he was by the Queen’s side.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid tribute to Philip as a “devoted consort”Credit: Twitter
Prince William walked behind his grandfather’s coffinCredit: Twitter
Prince William and Kate bowed their head at today’s serviceCredit: Reuters
They said: “The Duke of Edinburgh was a devoted consort to Her Majesty The Queen for nearly 70 years, from Her Majesty’s Accession in 1952 until his death.”
Prince Philip is the longest-serving consort in British royal history.
Just 30 mourners attended his funeral at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor this afternoon.
It comes as…
Princes William, 38, and Harry, 36, came face-to-face for the first time since the Duke of Sussex quit royal life – and since his explosive Oprah Winfrey chat.
The pair were kept 12ft apart as they walked behind Prince Philip’s coffin, separated by Princess Anne’s son Peter Philips, 43 – a pal of both.
But the brothers, who both walked behind their mother Princess Diana’s coffin in 1997, shared a private moment and chatted after the service.
The brothers came face-to-face for the first time since Prince Harry quit royal lifeCredit: Reuters
Kate, William and Harry talking to the Dean of Windsor after the emotional serviceCredit: pixel8000
Prince Harry was seen walking and talking with Prince William and Kate
Prince Harry, William and the Duchess of Cambridge deep in conversation after the funeral
The brothers were pictured walking together and talking after the service
Prince Harry sat alone, opposite his brother, in the chapel during the funeralCredit: Getty
Harry stood apart from William as they walked to Philip’s funeral
The seating plans, which had the Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex sit opposite each other, represented Her Majesty’s wishes, Buckingham Palace said this week.
Royal biographer Penny Junor said of their rift: “The Queen found an elegant solution to a very awkward problem. I imagine it has been difficult but she’s been all over the detail.”
Kate Middleton, 39, paid tribute to Princess Diana by wearing Her Majesty’s pearl choker which was previously lent to her late mother-in-law.
Kate Middleton wore a necklace belonging to the Queen and previously worn by Diana to the funeralCredit: AP
The Duchess accompanied husband William to the ceremonyCredit: Rex
Princess Diana wore the pearl choker during a 1982 trip to the Netherlands while the earrings belong to The Queen’s collectionCredit: PA
Prince William said on Monday that the Duke of Edinburgh’s life was “defined by service – to his country and Commonwealth, to his wife and Queen, and to our family.”
He added: “My grandfather was an extraordinary man and part of an extraordinary generation.
“Catherine and I will continue to do what he would have wanted and will support The Queen in the years ahead.
“I will miss my Grandpa, but I know he would want us to get on with the job.”
Harry said his grandfather was the “master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right ‘til the end”