Gransnet forums


Prince Philips Funeral.

(165 Posts)
Crazygran Sat 17-Apr-21 16:06:44

What a wonderfully moving tribute .
It’s times like this that I am so very proud to be British/ Welsh.
I really wanted to give our dear Queen a Cwtch.
So hard for her to have to sit alone as many have done during pandemic.
Thank goodness she has a strong faith to give her support.
Rest in peace Prince Philip .

MayBee70 Mon 19-Apr-21 14:02:49

I read that Andrew was two seats away so was surprised to see all the photos of the Queen sat completely alone. Bit manipulative that, imo.

grandmajet Mon 19-Apr-21 14:24:31

She was sitting alone until the coffin and those who walked behind arrived. Then Andrew sat a couple of seats away.

Anniebach Mon 19-Apr-21 14:25:58

Eight sat with her in that row !

Mollygo Mon 19-Apr-21 14:30:45

The difference between sitting with and sitting two metres away has been made quite clear throughout lockdown.
If they’d taken it from the end of a pew, it could have been made to look as if they were all sitting too close to each other. Imagine the comments n here and in the media if that had happened.

MayBee70 Mon 19-Apr-21 16:09:44

Especially given the family member sitting closest to her. I just think it was wrong to give an impression that she was sat totally alone. Which isn’t to say that I didn’t feel terribly sorry for her.

SueDonim Mon 19-Apr-21 18:21:17

Two metres might just as well be two miles if you’re unable to comfort someone by touch or with words.

Elegran Mon 19-Apr-21 18:45:40

In her private monents she has been alone ever since he died, . Those of us who have lost a partner know what it is to be alone, and it is not just for a few minutes while waiting for the rest of the funeral party to arrive. I should imagine she sat and thought her own thoughts, geting ready for the last ceremony they would share together. Did she perhaps think of her wedding day, when Philip waited for her to join him?

I think those minutes were her own. The rest of the mourners joined in with the main ceremony, but the quiet wait in the empty chapel was hers.

SparklyGrandma Mon 19-Apr-21 19:33:53

Elegran beautiful words and way to describe it.

I wonder too if part of her grieving was about the wife she may have wanted to be with Philip, before her dear Dad passed so young.

Rest well HRH. You are in my prayers your M.

Anniebach Mon 19-Apr-21 19:44:30

Elegran very moving words, you have reminded of many years ago when my husband died, his coffin was taken to the Church the night before his funeral, there was a service, i didn’t
attend, my priest came for me after the service and took me to
The Church, I sat alone near the coffin, I was able to pray, to talk to my husband, I didn’t feel alone, next day at the funeral I
felt so alone. The Queen had that quiet time in Church too.

Elegran Tue 20-Apr-21 09:14:13

We seem to have killed off the thread, Anniebach Perhaps it was good note on which to end it.

Mollygo Tue 20-Apr-21 09:15:45


We seem to have killed off the thread, Anniebach Perhaps it was good note on which to end it.


Anniebach Tue 20-Apr-21 09:23:17

Yes Elegran

Mollygo Tue 20-Apr-21 11:02:04

Just a thought.

Elegran Tue 20-Apr-21 11:03:31

I like that, Molly