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Prince Philip's funeral

Latest tributes and updates following the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, on April 9 2021.

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  • Yahoo News UK

    Harry, William and Kate leave funeral side by side after paying their respects

    The two brothers are separated by thousands of miles since their rift.

  • Yahoo News UK

    In pictures: Queen bids farewell to her husband of 73 years

    The Queen will say a final goodbye to Prince Philip, her husband of more than seven decades, at a funeral on Saturday.

  • Yahoo News UK

    Meghan sends handwritten card as Harry lays wreath for Prince Philip

    Meghan has had to miss the funeral at Windsor because she is pregnant.

  • The Telegraph

    Prestigious boarding school which boasts Queen as patron marks passing of Prince Philip

    A prestigious state boarding school, which counts the Queen as its patron, has marked the funeral of Prince Philip with its own commemorative service on Saturday evening. Gordon’s School, founded in 1885 with the help of Queen Victoria, live streamed its pupils sounding the Last Horn and lowering the Union Flag on its school grounds just a few hours after the Duke was interred at Windsor. Since the Duke of Edinburgh’s death on April 9, flags at the Surrey-based school have been flown at half-mast. The school had previously entertained visits from Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth in 1985 and had marked Her Majesty’s 90th birthday with a special parade attended by Gulf War veteran Major General Tim Sulivan CB CBE DL.

  • The Telegraph

    Prince Philip's funeral was watched by 2m more UK viewers than Harry and Meghan's Oprah interview

    The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral attracted more viewers than the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Oprah Winfrey interview, it has emerged. The one-hour service, broadcast live between 3pm and 4pm on Saturday, was watched by 11 million people on the BBC, 2.1 million on ITV, and around 450,000 on Sky. By comparison, the Sussexes’ Oprah Winfrey interview, shown in the UK on ITV on March 8, was watched by a peak audience of 12.4 million. The viewing figures for Saturday’s deeply moving funeral service suggest there remains huge public appetite for the pomp and pageantry of set-piece royal events. The royals have been seen out in public very rarely over the last year, with key events in the social calendar all cancelled because of coronavirus restrictions. The audience figures also indicates the level of affection and public regard held for the Duke, who had been a constant fixture in the lives of several generations. Many thousands who might have travelled to London and Windsor to line the streets and watch the procession in normal times, were forced to watch from afar as Buckingham Palace urged people to stay at home. The BBC devoted almost four hours to the funeral, led by veteran broadcaster Huw Edwards. Viewing peaked just after 3pm, as the ceremony started, with 11.3 million people tuning in, the BBC said. The coverage, which drew an average of 6.6 million viewers, began at 12.30pm as Edwards was joined by guests including Sir David Attenborough, Gyles Brandreth and Alan Titchmarsh to share memories of the late Duke, who died on April 9 at the age of 99. Edwards concluded the coverage at 4.15pm, reflecting on a "deeply moving service," including "a very dignified and sharp and stylish military procession which symbolised all that was vital and salient in the long life of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh". He added: "He now rests in peace in the royal vault beneath St George's Chapel, having fought the good fight, having finished the race, and having kept the faith." Ahead of the event, Edwards wrote in the Spectator: "In four hours of live broadcasting, watched by an audience of millions, the focus is on accuracy and tone. "Most of the people doling out advice online have - predictably - never been entrusted with such a duty. But thanks anyway." The corporation received 110,000 complaints about its coverage of the Duke’s death after it cleared its schedules and put mirrored coverage on BBC One, BBC Two and the news channel. The complaints were the highest ever published in the UK about television programming and made coverage of his death the most complained-about piece of programming in BBC history. ITV committed just over three hours to the funeral, anchored by Tom Bradby and Julie Etchingham and featuring guests including Philip's goddaughter India Hicks. Channel 4 showed episodes of reality show Four In A Bed, while Channel 5 aired the film A Knight's Tale starring Heath Ledger.

  • The Independent

    Queen left handwritten note on Prince Philip’s coffin

    Monarch signed letter with duke’s pet name for her

  • Evening Standard

    Why Prince Philip’s coffin being lowered into the Royal Vault was a historic moment

    The moment Prince Philip’s coffin was lowered into the Royal Vault has been described by royal commentators as “unique”. The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral took place on Saturday at Windsor Castle when millions of viewers watched as his coffin was lowered into the vault beneath St George’s Chapel by an electric motor. Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty magazine, described the idea of it being televised as “unique”.

  • The Telegraph

    Duke of Edinburgh volunteers restore plane flown by Prince Philip over 60 years ago

    A plane flown by Prince Philip over 60 years ago will take to the skies again after being restored by Duke of Edinburgh Award volunteers. The Duke, who passed away aged 99, became the only senior royal to pilot a single-seat aircraft when he flew solo in the Druine Turbulent in 1959. He took off from White Waltham Airfield in Berkshire and spent 45 minutes in the air unassisted. The following year the Duke's equerry, retired air vice marshal Sir John Severne, piloted the plane to victory at the King's Cup Air Race. But the plane was sold and languished in a storage shed for 25 years before volunteers at Derby Aero Club found it and embarked on a eight-year restoration project. Martin Jones, chairman of the club, expects the plane to be airborne later this year.

  • The Guardian

    13 million in the UK tune in for live TV coverage of Prince Philip’s funeral

    13 million in the UK tune in for live TV coverage of Prince Philip’s funeralThe two-week period of royal mourning continues, during which the Queen will mark her 95th birthday Prince Charles and other royal family members walk behind The Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin during the funeral procession. Photograph: WPA/Getty

  • The Guardian

    From ponies to pipes: the personal touches at Prince Philip’s funeral

    From ponies to pipes: the personal touches at Prince Philip’s funeral . From homages to his ancestry to sugar lumps for his ponies, the prince’s diverse life and interests were marked