Britain’s royal family members arrived to celebrate Prince Philip’s thanksgiving service. Prince Philip died almost a year ago at the age of 99. Queen Elizabeth headed the royal family at the Philip memorial service held at Westminster Abbey. A memorial for the late Duke of Edinburgh took place today at 10.30 AM. A grand gathering of more than 1800 people was seen at the memorial that was held to celebrate Prince Philip’s long lived life.
This was also the first time when Queen Elizabeth made her first public appearance in five months. She joins fellow royal family members and other dignitaries for a memorial service held for her husband of more than 70 years. As per Buckingham Palace, the queen was actively involved in the planning of the Thanksgiving service for her late husband.
This Thanksgiving service was planned with an idea to pay tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh’s support to public life and numerous charitable organizations. Prince Philip was known to be one of the hardest-working royals alongside Queen Elizabeth.
All Britain’s royal family members attended the Prince Philip Memorial service, however, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan could not make it to the Thanksgiving event. Apart from Philip’s family members, the memorial service was also attended by major royal from the world, including Sweden, Serbia, Spain, Greece, Romania and Norway.
Prince Philip died last year in April and his funeral had a restriction of only 30 people because of Covid. This service was hence planned one year later and included all elements that had been planned for non covid restrictions funeral.