Queen Elizabeth was a lonely figure as she sat alone during the funeral of Prince Philip.
With only 30 mourners allowed at the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, the Queen appeared so tiny as she sat by herself in the Quire.
Keeping with COVID-19 precautions, the family all sat separately with facemasks on.
Queen Elizabeth did take part in the procession, travelling in the State Bently with her Lady in Waiting Lady Susan Hussey. However, when it came to the service, Queen Elizabeth took the moment in on her own.
The Queen has yet to release a statement after the death of her husband of 73 years but did share one of her favourite pictures from her private collection the day before the funeral.
The Queen wishes to share this private photograph taken with The Duke of Edinburgh at the top of the Coyles of Muick, Scotland in 2003.
📷Photograph by The Countess of Wessex. pic.twitter.com/CE030Ux0UB
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 16, 2021
The official Twitter account for the Royal Family also shared a beautiful montage of images from Philip’s life set to words by Poet Laureate, The Patriarchs- An Elegy.
A montage to commemorate the extraordinary life of The Duke of Edinburgh, made unique by its sheer breadth of experience, and the wartime generation he was part of.
With words by the Poet Laureate,
The Patriarchs – An Elegy. pic.twitter.com/rUr1cNi8lS
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 17, 2021