Queen Elizabeth to bury her ´strength and stay´ Prince Philip

Queen Elizabeth to bury her ´strength and stay´ Prince Philip

Prince Philip will be remembered as a man of "courage, fortitude and faith" on Saturday, at a funeral that salutes both his service in the Royal Navy and his support for Queen Elizabeth II over three quarters of a century.

Prince Philip's coffin has been moved from the royal family's private chapel at Windsor Castle to the castle's Inner Hall ahead of his funeral this afternoon.

The 94-year-old monarch, dressed in mourning black and a black face mask, sat inside St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, as the Duke of Edinburgh's coffin arrived on a bespoke Land Rover which he designed himself.

The Duke of Cambridge, Charles' eldest son and next in line to the throne, 38, will attend with wife Kate, 39.

Also present are Charles' eldest son William, 38, who was joined by younger brother, Harry, 36, for the first time since his shock move a year ago to the United States.

Observers will watch closely for any signs of reconciliation ― or distance ― between the brothers.

The brothers, whose relationship has been strained amid Harry's decision to quit royal duties and move to the United States, will flank their cousin Peter Phillips, the son of Princess Anne. The couple ruffled royal feathers last month with a bombshell interview with chat show host Oprah Winfrey.

Philip maintained close ties with the military community throughout his life after completing his naval service in 1953, including holding the position of Captain-General of the Royal Marines.

Meanwhile, the rest of the congregation, including Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall; Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge; Princess Beatrice; Princess Eugenie, and other family members will arrive at the chapel by auto.

The somber event will also be streaming live on the Royal Family's official YouTube page.

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Also attending will be Andrew's daughters Princess Beatrice, 32, and Princess Eugenie, 31, who gave birth to her first child in February.

During a chat with journalist Anushka Asthana for The Guardian's podcast, Menzies spoke about the Duke of Edinburgh's past controversies and how he tackled that side of his character while still being team Philip.

And today, it is where the Queen will have to say goodbye to her husband of 73 years.

Meghan, the wife of Britain's Prince Harry, will watch the funeral of Prince Philip at her home in California on Saturday after she was advised by her doctor not to travel while pregnant, a source familiar with the situation said.

Countess Mountbatten of Burma, Penny Knatchbull, has been invited.

The children of Prince Edward, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn close out the grandchildren.

One of the few non-royals attending, Bakewell was Philip's right-hand-man for years after serving as his private secretary since 2010.

The day after Prince Philip's death, the Queen's daughter-in-law Sophie, Countess of Wessex tearfully told people gathered outside Windsor Castle that "the Queen has been fantastic". Donatus, 54, is prince and head of the house of Hesse, into which the late duke's sister Cecile married.

The piece was sung at a concert celebrating Prince Philip's 75th birthday.

Although members of the public have been urged not to gather in Windsor for the funeral, some have been visiting the town, bathed in bright spring sunshine, to pay their respects and leave flowers at the castle gates.

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