Queen chose the flowers for Prince Philip's funeral including white lilies and roses

Queen chose the flowers for Prince Philip's funeral including white lilies and roses

THE Queen chose the flowers for Prince Philip's funeral today in a touching tribute to her husband.

Her Majesty opted for white lilies and small white roses for the wreath on the Duke of Edinburgh's coffin before bidding him a final farewell.

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The Duke of Edinburgh – Britain's longest-serving consort – was laid to rest at St George's Chapel in Windsor this afternoon.

White lilies and white roses were displayed inside the chapel while floral tributes were laid by mourners outside.  

Also on the duke's wreath were white freesia, white wax flower, white sweet peas and jasmine.  

It comes as…

  • A sombre Queen sat alone on the "saddest and most difficult day" as she bid farewell to husband prince Philip
  • Prince Harry and William shared a private chat as they left the funeral
  • The brothers sat facing each other during the service at St George's Chapel
  • Meghan Markle left a handwritten note to Prince Philip
  • The Duchess of Sussex watched the funeral from the US after not being able to fly to the UK for the service
  • Prince Charles fought back tears at the emotional funeral
  • Kate Middleton gave a touching nod to Diana and the Queen by wearing a pearl choker
  • The Duke of Edinburgh's coffin was lowered into the Royal Vault

The grieving Queen sat alone as she said a final farewell to her beloved husband of 73 years on her "saddest and most difficult day".

Her Majesty, 94, laid the Duke of Edinburgh, who stood by her side for seven decades of unwavering service, to rest in an emotional service.

The monarch, who wore all black and a face mask for the occasion, appeared sorrowful and deep in thought as she entered St George's Chapel, Windsor.

One powerful image showed the sombre royal sat alone in the vast chapel as she said her final goodbyes to her loyal husband, 99, who died on April 9.

The Queen had made her way to the front of the chapel alone – after Covid rules meant guests had to socially-distance and sit two-metres apart.

In highly-emotional scenes, she bowed her head respectfully as Prince Philip's coffin was carried by pallbearers to be placed in front of her pew.

The Duke of Edinburgh's death means the Queen – who turns 95 next week – will now rule alone for the first time in her 69-year reign.

During the service, Prince Charles fought back tears as the Dean of Windsor paid tribute to Philip's lifetime of dedication and service to his country.

Prince William sat next to his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, while Harry sat opposite on the other side of the chapel.

As the 50-minute service came to a close, Philip's coffin was lowered into the Royal Vault – in unprecedented scenes never aired on television before.

But the Royal Vault is not his final resting place.

He will eventually be buried alongside the Queen at Frogmore Gardens when she passes away.

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