Royal Family pays tribute to Prince Philip at memorial service


Royal Family pays tribute to Prince Philip at memorial service

The Royal Family has gathered to pay tribute to Prince Philip at a memorial service for the late Duke of Edinburgh.

The Queen was in attendance at the service, making her first public appearance in five months. 

Prince Andrew also made his first public appearance since settling a civil sex assault cause, accompanying his mother in the journey from Windsor Castle to Westminster Abbey.

It’s believed the Queen only made the final decision to attend the service in the house beforehand. 

The service was kept to 45 minutes for the Queen’s benefit after she has suffered a number of health concerns. It was a significantly larger event than the Duke’s funeral last year, where only 30 mourners were able to attend due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The memorial service had 1,800 people in attendance, with the Queen able to be surrounded by close family members. It was also attended by foreign royal families, such as the Dutch royals (pictured below).

The service in paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh’s contribution to public life and support for the more than 700 charitable organisations with which he was associated throughout his life.

Prince Harry did not attend the event, due to a legal dispute over the provision of security.



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