Royal Family share emotional video full of memories of The Queen and Prince Philip alongside poem

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Ahead of Prince Philip's funeral, the Royal Family shared an emotional video on the official Instagram account, showcasing the incredible memories he shared with The Queen over the years.

The heartfelt clip was accompanied by a poem, with a montage of pictures of the Royal couple being shown, one after the other.

The poem was written and performed over the video by poet laureate Simon Armitage and titled 'The Patriarchs – An Elegy'.

The caption read: "A montage to commemorate the extraordinary life of The Duke of Edinburgh, made unique by its sheer breadth of experience, and the wartime generation he was part of."


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Royal fans rushed to comment on the overwhelming clip and shared their tributes for The Duke of Edinburgh.

One Instagram user penned: "Fly high, Prince Philip. What a beautiful and heartbreaking tribute."

Another person said: "Remarkable and unique from the beginning to the end. A true role model for many."

A third added: "What a beautiful loving tribute to an amazing man. RIP HRH Prince Philip, Duke Of Edinburgh."

While a fourth wrote: "Both beautiful and heartbreaking. Rest In Peace Your Royal Highness. I'll be thinking of Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family."

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Prince Philip was commemorated at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday afternoon, with 30 guests attending the ceremony.

Heartbreakingly, in a move to ensure Covid restrictions were adhered to, the Queen was sat alone for the duration of the service.

The order of service, released on Friday night, revealed how Prince Philip had a huge input into choosing the hymns and psalms that featured in the ceremony.

In a move that echoed the Queen Mother’s 2002 funeral, no members of the Royal family delivered readings and there was no eulogy.

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However in the Bidding, the Dean of Windsor, David Conner, poignantly told the congregation: “With grateful hearts, we remember the many ways in which [Prince Philip's] 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.

“Our lives have been enriched through the challenges that he has set us, the encouragement that he has given us, his kindness, humour and humanity."

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