Here's a look at the most memorable moments from Prince Philip's funeral

Prince Philip designed a Land Rover that was used as his hearse, while Queen Elizabeth II shared a special photo the morning of the services honoring her lifelong partner.


Prince Philip, who liked Land Rovers and drove them for much of his life, will make his last journey in one — a no-nonsense vehicle customized at his direction, down to its military green color.

The modified Land Rover TD5 130 will carry Prince Philip's coffin in a procession at Windsor Castle on Saturday as the queen and other members of the royal family follow before the funeral and interment in St. George’s Chapel.

Buckingham Palace said the prince's hearse was built at the Land Rover factory in Solihull in 2003, when Philip turned 82, and modified over the years with an open-top rear section to hold his coffin, with final changes being made up until 2019, the year he turned 98. Philip died April 9 at the age of 99.

Among other things, Philip asked that it be repainted in dark bronze green, a color used in military Land Rovers.

The plain vehicle and its military look reflect the man himself, a blunt-spoken former naval officer. Before he married the future Queen Elizabeth in 1947, Philip, then a prince of the Greek royal family. served as an officer in Britain's Royal Navy during World War II and took part in the battles of Cape Matapan and Crete in 1941.

Land Rover has maintained the vehicle since it was built and kept it ready for the funeral in collaboration with the royal household.

Thierry Bollore, Land Rover's chief executive, said that the company was “deeply privileged” to have worked with the prince, who visited company sites over the years and met hundreds of the company's employees. The company was “honored” that one of its vehicles would be used at the funeral.

The Queen shares a special photo

Ahead of Saturday's funeral, Queen Elizabeth II shared a previously unseen photo of herself and Prince Philip.

The royal couple, who were married for 73 years, are pictured sitting together in the Coyles of Muick in Aberdeenshire.

The photo was taken by the couple's daughter-in-law, the Countess of Wessex, in 2003.

The photo was shared on the Royal Family Instagram with the caption, "The Queen wishes to share this private photograph taken with The Duke of Edinburgh at the top of the Coyles of Muick, Scotland in 2003."

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Duchess Meghan watches from home

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, paid tribute to the late Prince Philip from her California home.

A spokesperson confirmed that Meghan, who was not cleared to fly from California to Britain by her physician due to her current stage of pregnancy, would instead watch the Windsor Castle funeral service from the U.S. The Duchess is currently pregnant with her second child with Prince Harry.

Harry and Meghan also sent a special wreath with a handwritten note for the solemn occasion. Designed by florist Willow Crossley, who previously completed floral arrangements for the evening portion of the Sussexes' 2018 wedding in Frogmore Gardens as well as for their son Archie's christening at Windsor Castle, the wreath features flowers with some special meaning, as requested by the duke and duchess.

The wreath included bear's breeches, which are the national flower of Greece, to represent Prince Philip's heritage, as well as sea holly, which represents the late prince's service in the Royal Marines. Other symbolic flowers featured are campanula for gratitude and everlasting love, rosemary for remembrance, lavender for devotion, and roses in honor of Prince Philip's birth month.

The Queen sits alone

Queen Elizabeth II sat 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.

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II sits alone in St. George’s Chapel during the funeral of Prince Philip, the man who had been by her side for 73 years, at Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Saturday, April 17, 2021.

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 sat 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.”

Prince Harry reunites with Prince William

Prince Harry was seen chatting and walking with Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge at the conclusion of Prince Philip's funeral service.

As funeral guests exited St. George's Chapel, Prince Harry walked alongside Kate Middleton and his brother as they left the church. Though both Harry and Kate were masked at that moment, they appeared to be in good spirits for the reunion.

Prince Harry's attendance at the service marked the first time he returned to the U.K. since he and Duchess Meghan stepped down from senior working royal duties last year. In the months after their exit, the couple relocated to Montecito, California with their young son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor. They're also working to build their new nonprofit organization, Archewell.

The reunion between the two brothers and the Duchess of Cambrdige also follows Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's interview with Oprah Winfrey, where they expressed their personal frustrations with the royal institution and their experience as a couple within it.

Hearst Magazines contributed to this report.