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In this 2003 photo released by Buckingham Palace Friday April 16, 2021, a personal photograph of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh at the top of the Coyles of Muick, Scotland, in this photo taken by Sophie The Countess of Wessex in 2003.




British police wait outside a souvenir shop ahead of the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip in Windsor, England Saturday April 17, 2021. Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. Coronavirus restrictions mean there will be only 30 mourners for the service, including the widowed queen, her four children and her eight grandchildren.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Artist Kaya Mar holds a portrait of Prince Philip ahead of the Prince’s funeral in Windsor, England Saturday April 17, 2021. Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. Coronavirus restrictions mean there will be only 30 mourners for the service, including the widowed queen, her four children and her eight grandchildren.




Prince Philip's funeral procession gets ready in Windsor

Everton players observe a two minute’s silence in memory of the Prince Philip, following the announcement of his death at the age of 99, ahead of the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, Friday, April 16, 2021.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Britain’s Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh’s driving carriage and his two Fell ponies, named Balmoral Nevis and Notlaw Storm, pictured at Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Friday April 16, 2021. Prince Philip’s love of carriage-driving is to be a central feature of his funeral on upcoming Saturday April 17, when the carriage and ponies will be present with two of his grooms in the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle during the procession. The four wheeled carriage was designed by Prince Philip eight years ago. Prince Philip died at the age of 99 on April 9.




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Media wait ahead of the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip in Windsor, England Saturday April 17, 2021. Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. Coronavirus restrictions mean there will be only 30 mourners for the service, including the widowed queen, her four children and her eight grandchildren.




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A police officer waits outside a souvenir shop ahead of the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip in Windsor, England Saturday April 17, 2021. Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. Coronavirus restrictions mean there will be only 30 mourners for the service, including the widowed queen, her four children and her eight grandchildren.




Prince Philip's funeral procession gets ready in Windsor

Cards written by children amongst the coral tribute to Prince Philip outside Window castle in Windsor, England, Friday, April 16, 2021. Prince Philip husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II died April 9, aged 99, his funeral will take place Saturday at Windsor Castle in St George’s Chapel.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Britain’s Prince Philip’s insignias are placed on the altar in St George’s Chapel, Windsor, Friday April 16, 2021, ahead of his funeral on Saturday. Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Prince Philip's funeral procession gets ready in Windsor

Police inspect the walk ahead of the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip in Windsor, England Saturday April 17, 2021. Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. Coronavirus restrictions mean there will be only 30 mourners for the service, including the widowed queen, her four children and her eight grandchildren.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

A man walks past a portrait of Britain’s Prince Philip ahead of his funeral in Windsor, England Saturday April 17, 2021. Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. Coronavirus restrictions mean there will be only 30 mourners for the service, including the widowed queen, her four children and her eight grandchildren.




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A picture of Britain’s Prince Philip with Queen Elizabeth ahead of his funeral in Windsor, England Saturday April 17, 2021. Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. Coronavirus restrictions mean there will be only 30 mourners for the service, including the widowed queen, her four children and her eight grandchildren.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Armed police walk past artist Kaya Mar who holds a portrait of Prince Philip ahead of the Prince’s funeral in Windsor, England Saturday April 17, 2021. Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. Coronavirus restrictions mean there will be only 30 mourners for the service, including the widowed queen, her four children and her eight grandchildren.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Britain’s Prince Philip’s insignias, the Order of Australian Knight, the Order of New Zealand, the order of Canada, the Canada Order of Military Merit, and the Papua New Guinea Order of Logohu, are placed on the altar in St George’s Chapel, Windsor, England, Friday April 16, 2021, ahead of his funeral on Saturday. Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery arriving at Windsor Castle in preparation for the Gun Salute on the palace grounds, before the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip, in Windsor, England, Saturday, April 17, 2021. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Military personnel in parade dress uniform march ahead of the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip inside Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Saturday, April 17, 2021. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Soldiers arrive at the Windsor Castle ahead of the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip in Windsor, England, Saturday, April 17, 2021. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Troopers of the house hold cavalry march past St George’s chapel in Windsor as preparations are started for the funeral of Britain Prince Philip’s at Windsor Castle, England, Saturday April 17, 2021. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

The Grenadier Guards make their way past the Round Tower during the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip inside Windsor Castle in Windsor, England Saturday April 17, 2021.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

A soldier stands outside the Windsor Castle ahead of the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip in Windsor, England, Saturday, April 17, 2021. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




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A woman wears a face covering with a picture of the Duke of Edinburgh as he walks along the Long Walk in Windsor, Saturday, April 17, 2021. Britain’s Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, died Friday April 9, aged 99, his funeral service takes place at Windsor Castle in St George’s Chapel.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Members of RAF and the 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland line the route of the procession as members of the armed forces march past at Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Saturday April 17, 2021, during the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, arrives for the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip inside Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Saturday, April 17, 2021. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Members of a military band marches into the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England Saturday, April 17, 2021 ahead of the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Fell ponies Balmoral Nevis and Notlaw Storm, and the Duke of Edinburgh’s driving carriage, pause, in the Quadrangle, ahead of the funeral of Britain Prince Philip’s funeral at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England, Saturday April 17, 2021. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

The Duke of Edinburgh’s driving carriage arrives in the Quadrangle, ahead of the funeral of Britain Prince Philip’s funeral at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England, Saturday April 17, 2021. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Members of a military band marches into the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England Saturday, April 17, 2021 ahead of the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




The Latest: Queens sits alone in chapel at Philip's funeral

The Rifles Band play, in the Quadrangle, ahead of the funeral of Britain Prince Philip’s funeral at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England, Saturday April 17, 2021. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Princess Eugenie arrives at the Galilee Porch of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Saturday April 17, 2021, for the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Members of an RAF military band perform in the Quadrangle, ahead of the funeral of Britain Prince Philip’s funeral at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England, Saturday April 17, 2021. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Prince Philip's funeral procession gets ready in Windsor

Lady Louise Windsor arrives for the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip inside Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Saturday, April 17, 2021. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor, left, and James, Viscount Severn arrive at the Galilee Porch of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Saturday April 17, 2021, for the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




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Members of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards place the coffin of Britain’s Prince Philip onto a modified Jaguar Land Rover in the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Saturday, April 17, 2021 ahead of the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Members of the military are gathered in the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Saturday, April 17, 2021 ahead of the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

The coffin arrives at St George’s Chapel for the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip inside Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Saturday, April 17, 2021.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II arrives ahead of Britain Prince Philip’s funeral at Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Saturday April 17, 2021. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

The coffin arrives at St George’s Chapel for the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip inside Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Saturday, April 17, 2021.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II arrives ahead of Britain Prince Philip’s funeral at Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Saturday April 17, 2021. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

The coffin is carried on a Land Rover during the procession for the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip inside Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Saturday, April 17, 2021. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II is sitting alone in the quire of St. George’s Chapel during the funeral of Prince Philip, the man who had been by her side for 73 years.

Philip, who died April 9 at the age of 99, was being laid to rest in the Royal Vault at Windsor Castle after a funeral service steeped in military and royal tradition — but also pared down and infused with his own personality. People across Britain have observed one minute of silence in honor of Philip just before his royal ceremonial funeral got under way.

Following strict social distancing rules during the pandemic, the queen set an example even in grief, sitting apart from family members arrayed around the church. Just 30 mourners were allowed to attend the service at St. George’s on the grounds of Windsor Castle, where the queen has stayed to avoid getting COVID-19.

Other royals who are in family bubbles are sitting together.

The service began with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby entering the chapel ahead of the coffin, followed by Philip’s children and three of his eight grandchildren, as a four-member choir sang “I am the resurrection and the life.”

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below.

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Military bands played and Queen Elizabeth II joined a procession Saturday at Windsor Castle ahead of a funeral where her husband Prince Philip was being remembered as a man of “courage, fortitude and faith.” The service was saluting both his service in the Royal Navy and his support for Britain’s monarch over three quarters of a century.