Following the news of the Queen’s death on Thursday (September 7th), the world took a look at her lovely engagement with her late husband, Prince Philip.
In March 2022, a thanksgiving ceremony was held in London’s Westminster Abbey in memory of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. On this occasion, Queen II. Elizabeth’s last words to her late husband have been revealed.
After the Duke passed away on April 9, 2021 at the age of 99, an intimate Royal Funeral Ceremony was held for him on April 17.
At the ceremony at St George’s Chapel, with only 30 attendees due to Covid-19 restrictions at the time, His Highness placed a special wreath bearing a sweet note on Prince Philip’s coffin. His proclamation to the Duke read: “I am fondly remembered, Elizabeth.”
A handwritten and black border card showing the royal family’s declaration of mourning. The wreath consisted of white lilies, intricate white roses, white freesias, white wax flowers, white sweet peas and jasmine.
Prior to the socially-distant funeral, the Queen and her four children, Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Princess Anne, joined the procession. The family was joined by the Queen’s grandchildren, Prince William and Prince Harry, as well as Peter Phillips, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence and the Earl of Snowdon.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, attended the funeral, led by Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, and David Conner, Dean of Windsor. The latter was accompanied by her children, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn. The Queen’s first cousins Princess Alexandra, the Duke of Gloucester and the Duke of Kent were also present.
Prince Philip and His Highness were married for 73 years before he died. They met in 1934 and announced their engagement on July 9, 1947, before marrying in November 1947 at Westminster Abbey. Their wedding was followed by a lunch at Buckingham Palace and a honeymoon at the Duke’s family estate, Broadlands, in Hampshire.