Queen Elizabeth II penned one last bye-bye to her spouse Prince Philip

At the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral service on April 17, a card might be seen on top of the late royal’s casket. The note, composed on the Queen’s fixed and positioned together with flowers, appeared to check out in part, “I enjoy you.”

The couple, who wed in 1947, had actually been wed for 73 years prior to he died on April 9. Handwritten letters were how the duo very first interacted when their love started, so a last, heartbreaking note feels particularly fitting.

” It is with deep sadness that Her Majesty The Queen has actually revealed the death of her cherished spouse, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” Buckingham Palace stated in an April 9 declaration. “His Royal Highness died in harmony today at Windsor Castle. The Royal Household accompany individuals around the globe in grieving his loss.”

At the funeral service, the queen, worn all black and a mask, sat alone at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle to comply with health procedures amidst the continuous coronavirus pandemic. A overall of 30 visitors were at the service, consisting of the couple’s kids Prince Charles, Prince Edward, Princess Anne and Prince Andrew, in addition to grandchildren Prince Harry and Prince William, who strolled in a group for Philip’s procession.

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On April 16, one day prior to the funeral service, the king shared a never-before-seen picture of her and Philip. The image of the smiling couple was taken at the top of the Coyles of Muick in Scotland in 2003.

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” Her Majesty and the Royal Household are grateful for all the messages of acknowledgement from all over the world,” checked out a message, shared along with the image, “and have actually been touched to see and hear numerous individuals sharing fond memories of The Duke, in event of his life.”

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