Royal family say farewell to Prince Philip at Windsor Castle funeral

Social distancing, face masks and only 30 mourners at service for the Duke of Edinburgh

When future historians come to retell the story of the pandemic, the image of the Queen sitting alone, masked and in mourning, will surely rank among the most poignant.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s final farewell at St George’s Chapel was like no other royal funeral. And though not a family like any other, with mourners limited to 30 and only the pallbearers not socially distanced, it was in no small way symbolic.

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