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Heartbreaking Note The Queen Left On Philip's Coffin Revealed

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Heartbreaking Note The Queen Left On Philip's Coffin Revealed

On Saturday, the Queen said her final goodbyes to her husband Prince Philip as he was laid to rest at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.

And in a heartbreaking gesture to the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen left a handwritten note to Philip which was placed on his coffin.

The Queen left a handwritten note to Philip (Credit: BBC)
The Queen left a handwritten note to Philip (Credit: BBC)

The note was seen throughout the funeral service, and appeared to be signed from 'Lilibet' - a childhood nickname that Philip often used.

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Alongside the note, Philip's Admiral of the Fleet naval cap and sword could also be seen.

The nickname 'Lilibet' was given to the Queen by her father, George VI, reportedly because she struggled with the pronunciation of 'Elizabeth' as a child.

At the Queen Mother's funeral in 2002, the Queen also used signed a handwritten card with the same moniker, which sat alongside a wreath of white roses.

The Queen was forced to sit alone (Credit: PA)
The Queen was forced to sit alone (Credit: PA)
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Due to Covid restrictions, just 30 people were permitted inside the service on Saturday, with separate households required to sit separately.

For this reason, the Queen was forced to sit alone, with many describing images of the monarch as "heartbreaking".

All senior members of the royal family were in attendance, including the Duke of Edinburgh's four children - Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Edward and Prince Andrew - as well as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, who flew in from America for the service.

All senior members of the royal family were in attendance (Credit: PA)
All senior members of the royal family were in attendance (Credit: PA)
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Meanwhile, Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, as well as Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank could also be seen attending.

The guestlist also included Peter Phillips, as well as Zara and Mike Tindall.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: The Queen, Royal Family

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