PRINCE CHARLES appeared to be visibly moved as he walked behind his father Prince Philip’s coffin.
Prince Charles was photographed with a tear running down his cheek during the procession leading Prince Philip’s coffin to St George’s Chapel. The Prince of Wales walked from Windsor Castle to the church next to his sister Princess Anne. Together, they led the procession, followed by the other 28 guests – including the Queen, who travelled by car in the company of a lady-in-waiting. Prince Charles appeared to be moved also during the funeral.
As the country and the Royal Family stood united to say their last goodbye to the Duke of Edinburgh, Camilla was spotted squeezing her husband’s hand to support him during this difficult time.
The Prince of Wales was close to tears also this morning, when he was spotted arriving at the Queen’s residence in Berkshire a few hours before the funeral.
Prince Charles was the first member of the Royal Family seen arriving at Windsor Castle to support his mother.
Prince Charles has arrived at Windsor Castle
Prince Charles arrived at Windsor Castle shortly before 1pm
The heir to the throne wore a black face mask and a black jacket with a buttoned-up white shirt and black tie.
The Prince of Wales was not in the company of his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, who arrived a few minutes later in a separate car.
The Prince of Wales’ arrival was quickly followed by Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William’s.
Much like Prince Charles, they both donned black face masks and black outfits.
The Duchess also wore one of the Queen’s pearl necklaces, a gesture perceived by some royal fans as a silent sign of support to the mourning sovereign.
Kate and Prince William being driven inside the castle
In line with the Government regulations, only 30 people took part in the service at St George’s Chapel.
Among them, there was the Queen, her four children and eight grandchildren.
The Queen and Prince Philip’s great-grandchildren were not in attendance as well as pregnant Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, who has remained in the US following the advice of her doctor.
Sarah Ferguson, Prince Andrew’s wife, was also not at the funeral.
Prince William will walk behind the Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin during the funeral procession
Zara and Mike Tindall arriving at Windsor Castle
The Duke of Sussex, who flew earlier this week from the US, was at the service.
He also took part in the procession, walking next to his cousin Peter Phillips.
Princess Anne’s son stood between Harry and his brother William.
While the brothers did not speak during the procession leading up to the chapel where Harry got married, they were spotted chatting on their way back to the castle at the end of the service.
The 30 people attending the funeral of Prince Philip
Prince Philip died on Friday morning last week, as announced by Buckingham Palace.
A statement shared by the Royal Family read: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.
“Further announcements will be made in due course.
Prince Charles and Camilla during a visit to the gardens of Marlborough House
“The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”
While mourning the loss of Prince Philip, several members of the Royal Family appeared in public this week to either continue their work or appreciate the floral tributes and cards left by royal fans.
Lady Louise Windsor, Sophie and Edward’s daughter, made two public appearances over the past few days to take a look at the messages left by royal supporters.
The young royal was also at the funeral, donning a black face mask and outfit.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK