Prince Charles and his wife Camila Parker Bowles could not contain their emotion when they discovered the tributes paid to Prince Philip by the British, during a visit to the gardens of the palace of Marlborough House on Thursday, April 15.
Almost a week after the death of Prince Philip, the royal family is still suffering. In less than two days, they are preparing to say their last goodbye to one of the pillars of their clan, during his funeral which will take place this Saturday, April 17. Since the announcement of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, many are the tributes paid to the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. The British have not hesitated to pay their respects in front of Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle, where they have left flowers, but also cards of condolence or drawings. So many delicate attentions that were collected and transferred to the gardens of Marlborough House, so that the royal family could see them.
This Thursday, April 15, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Parker Bowles were particularly moved when they discovered all the flowers and objects left by the public to honor the memory of Prince Philip. Upset, the Prince of Wales could not hold back his tears when he came across a miniature replica of a Land Rover, which was none other than his father’s favorite car, which was also chosen as the hearse to transport his coffin, this Saturday. A visit strong in emotion, which already sets the tone of the funeral.
No military uniforms at Prince Philip’s funeral
In the run-up to Prince Philip’s funeral, Queen Elizabeth II has taken a strong decision that goes against tradition. No member of the family will wear his military uniform. These have been banned in order to avoid a humiliation to Prince Harry, who has renounced all his military titles by officially retiring from the active members of the Royal Family in February 2021. The same goes for Prince Andrew, who renounced his royal engagements in May 2020, following his involvement in the Epstein scandal, in late 2019. In order to preserve the royal family from a new scandal, Queen Elizabeth II has chosen to put everyone on an equal footing.
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