The Queen wasn’t in funeral front row as she instead chose spot with poignant memories of Prince Philip

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All eyes were on The Queen on Saturday, as she said goodbye to Prince Philip, her husband of 70 years.

But rather than take a space in the front row, The Queen instead chose a seat which holds many happy memories.

Seated poignantly alone and masked due to coronavirus restrictions, The Queen selected a space she often shared with Prince Philip.

The spot she chose was the same one she was seated in for the 2018 weddings of two of her eight grandchildren – Prince Harry and his bride Meghan Markle, and Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.


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The Duke of Edinburgh's funeral took place inside St George's Chapel in Windsor on Saturday, a spot which has held many Royal events during the years.

While the Queen sat in a familiar seat, social distancing meant the other 29 mourners were spaced out in line with social distancing.

Her Majesty sat on the opposite side of the aisle to her son and heir, Prince Charles, who was beside his wife Camilla.

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Between mother and son was Prince Philip's coffin.

Prince Harry sat alone on the same side of the chapel as The Queen, separated by Prince Andrew, Princess Anne and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.

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Princess Beatrice and husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi were behind Charles and Camilla while two spots down from them were Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, behind Prince Edward and his family.

Other mourners included Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall, and Peter Phillips.

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