UK News Prince Harry isolated as Duke of Sussex forced to sit alone at Prince Philip's funeral
Active duke enjoyed good health
Philip was treated for bladder infections and a blocked coronary artery over the years and had a car crash when he was 97.But as his age advanced beyond 90, concerns for his well-being increased after he faced a number of scares.
Prince Harry joined the Queen and other senior members of the Royal Family to say his final goodbye to his grandfather, Prince Philip. The Duke of Sussex cut a lonely figure as he sat alone a few seats away from aunt Princess Anne and her husband, Sir Timothy Laurence. The royal appeared emotional as he joined his father Prince Charles and brother William in the funeral procession ahead of the funeral.
It was also notable that the Queen did not lead the funeral procession.
Instead, that duty was left to Prince Charles, the future King and first son of the Duke and the monarch.
Prince Harry is the spitting image of his late grandfather – see the photo
Prince Harry is the spitting image of Prince Philip – see sweet photo
The Prince of Wales was in the lead group alongside his sister Princess Anne.
They were followed by their siblings the Earl of Wessex and Duke of York.
In the third row, the Duke of Sussex, Duke of Cambridge and their cousin Peter Phillips walked to the chapel for the funeral service.
The royals all put on black face masks as they entered the chapel.
The ceremony is conducted by the Dean of Windsor, David Conner, and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.
The Dean of Windsor opened the service by saying: "We are here today in St George's Chapel to commit into the hands of God the soul of his servant Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
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"With grateful hearts, we remember the many ways in which his long life has been a blessing to us.
"We have been inspired by his unwavering loyalty to our Queen, by his service to the Nation and the Commonwealth, by his courage, fortitude and faith."
Harry is one of 30 people attending Prince Philip's funeral, a limit imposed under Covid rules.
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Members of the public were urged to stay away due to coronavirus restrictions though the service is broadcast live.
A national minute's silence was held at 3pm to commemorate the Duke of Edinburgh's life.
The Duke of Sussex had not returned to the UK since relocating to the United States with his wife Meghan Markle and son Archie Harrison in March 2020.
Harry was last seen at a family event when he attended the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey days before the UK was plunged into lockdown and travel restrictions to and from the US were implemented.
The royal made his way back to the UK the day after the Duke of Edinburgh died at Windsor Castle aged 99.
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