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Why the Queen Sat on Her Own During Prince Philip’s Funeral

The royal family adhered strictly to UK Covid-19 regulations during the funeral of Prince Philip, who was laid to rest Saturday. As such, the Queen sat alone during the service

The royal family adhered strictly to UK Covid-19 regulations during the funeral of Prince Philip, who was laid to rest Saturday.
As such, the Queen sat alone during the service to follow current restrictions.
All guests who are not members of the same household were required to sit around 2 meters apart.
The Queen and the late Prince Philip had been in a bubble with some members of their household for the last year and so the monarch was not eligible to join a support bubble with other members of her family.
The Duke of Sussex and Duke of Cambridge sat opposite one another in St. George’s Chapel, with William sat beside his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, during the service.
Prince Harry also sat alone.
The ceremony started in St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle at 3:00 p.m.
While the service was a muted affair, by royal standards, Philip was intimately involved in its planning, selecting the music and ensuring the ceremony reflected his military affiliations and personal interests.
Some 30 people made up the congregation at the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral service as the memorial service has had to be stripped back in light of the pandemic.
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