Entertainment Queen Elizabeth Says Late Husband Prince Philip Was Her 'Strength' in Touching Tribute
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The Queen Unseen, which aired on ITV1 at 9pm tonight, delved into candid and rare home footage filmed of the royal family to show Her Majesty, 94, as she's never been seen before.A new ITV documentary has unveiled never-before seen moments from the Queen's personal life - including playful antics with her father King George VI as a child, idyllic trips to the beach with her children and Prince Philip teaching them how to fish.
is mourning the death of her husband, .
On Saturday, a day after theat the age of 99, the queen shared a touching tribute to her late husband. A photo of the couple, who , was posted on the royal family's Instagram account, along with a 1997 quote from the queen about her beloved spouse.
"He has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years, and I, and his whole family, and this and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than we would ever claim, or we shall ever know," the queen expressed.
"At the Queen’s Coronation in 1953, the Duke of Edinburgh swore to be Her Majesty’s ‘liege man of life and limb,'" the caption also read. "The Duke was a devoted consort (companion to the Sovereign) for almost 70 years, from Her Majesty’s Accession in 1952 until his death."
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They met as children, at his cousin's wedding. Philip and Elizabeth's paths would eventually cross again, but in the years before they became an iconic couple, the blue-eyed, ash-blond boy earned a reputation as a ladies' man and distinguished naval officer.The groom barely stole a glance as they walked up the aisle.
The queen and Philip got married in November 1947. The two welcomed four children together and stayed by each other's side for many historical and personal events of the last century.
Meanwhile, the 94-year-old head of the monarchy is expected tofor . During the period, all royal duties, as well as affairs of state, will be paused. After the eight days, is expected to go into a 10-day-long mourning period, while the royal household will reportedly do so for 30 days.
Omid Scobie, co-author of Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family,that amid Philip's health struggles from earlier this year, "The days leading up to Prince Philip's passing would have no doubt been difficult for the queen."
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The Duke of Edinburgh died on April 9 at age 99.Elizabeth and Philip, who were married for 73 years, welcomed four children together and stayed by each other's side for many historical and personal events of the last century.
"When we saw him travel back to Windsor Castle to be reunited with the queen [after his hospitalization in February], there were many that thought it could be his final days," he noted. "What's so great about that, from a couple that spent 73 years married together, a very happy marriage, they were really each other's sidekicks throughout all of this. She may have been the Head of State, but he was there supporting her every step of the way. And as a family, they were very much equals. And so this would have been a really beautiful time for them to remember all of the things that they've achieved together, and for him to really celebrate and be happy with the life that he had lived."
"She does have a very large family, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren who were all there for her in her time of need," continued.
Philip's televised funeral will take place at George's Chapel Windsor at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, Buckingham Palace confirms to ET. A minutes silence will take place at the start. Arrangements have had to be modified due to COVID-19 no public access but journalists and photographers will be there.
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan pay tribute to Prince Philip: 'You will be greatly missed'
Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, have paid tribute to Prince Philip following his death, as they say the 99-year-old royal will be "greatly missed".The 99-year-old royal – who is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II – passed away peacefully on Friday (09.04.21), and following the tragic news, his grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have issued a statement saying he will be “greatly missed”.
The palace added that "Only 30 people will be able to attend. The funeral 'will very much reflect the personal wishes of the Duke.' Service will honor Prince Philips 70 years of service. There will be a national period of mourning until then and day of. Flags at half mast."
ET also confirmed on Saturday thathis grandfather's memorial, while , who is , did not receive medical clearance from her physician to travel.
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Prince Philip wore wedding shoes throughout his life .
Prince Philip re-wore his beloved wedding shoes through his life, his close friend has revealed.CBI president Lord Karan Bilimoria, a close friend of the late royal - who will be laid to rest at Windsor Castle today (17.04.21) - has paid a touching tribute to The Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away on April 9 at the age of 99.