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Prince Philip's "unwavering loyalty" to the Queen will be praised at his funeral, along with his "courage, fortitude and faith".
- Relaxed and at ease. This is how the queen will remember her dedicated consort. Releasing one of her favorite photographs of Prince Philip as she prepares to say goodbye. It will be in the ornate setting of St. George's Chapel that Her Majesty will sit alone amongst reminders of the duke, one of only 30 in the congregation due to COVID, making it an intimate family service. The archbishop of Canterbury who's involved in the ceremony says the duke was determined to make his mark on this final farewell.
JUSTIN WELBY: He was involved in every detail of it. It is meticulously planned for over a quarter of a century. And when the order of service is seen, his imprint will be all over it. And he didn't want to fuss, and he knew exactly what he wanted. And it was thoughtful. And I think that people listening to this service, watching it on the TV, will find it speaks very deeply to their own hearts.
- His influence couldn't be clearer in the order of service. Among the music chosen, "The Jubilate," written for St. George's Chapel at Prince Philip's request. He also asked for Psalm 104 to be set to music. At the end of the service, the buglers of the Royal Marines will not only sound the last post, but also action stations, a call to action in the Royal Navy. There will be no eulogy or readings from the family, but they're not usually a feature of royal funerals.
The unique touches will be visible from the start of the procession, from the land rover he helped to design to his ponies and carriage on display as his coffin is driven away. A truly unforgettable character that his children have so fondly remembered this week. Princess Anne, former private secretary, says his influence as a father was clear.
NICK WRIGHT: They-- they certainly shared, I think, many of the same-- same characteristics. I mean, a real sense of-- a real sense of duty. Uh, and, uh, and just get on with-- with-- with the job in hand. You know, work hard, don't expect too many thanks, uh, and-- and just do the job to the best of your ability.
- Inside the grounds, Prince Edward, the council of Wessex, and their daughter, Lady Louise, had come to see the flowers left outside of the castle, moved during the week and placed next to St. George's Chapel.
- COVID has meant that the royal family haven't been able to come out and thank people in the ways that they would have wanted. But the fact that they are still allowing cameras in for this very close family funeral, shows a genuine desire to allow others to share in this moment of mourning for a dedicated consort and a man that they loved very much.
- They're asking people not to come to Windsor and instead join them in a minute's silence from their own homes.
- We live quite-- quite locally, so we come quite often. And it's really-- the mood is different.
- He's done a lot for our country, which actually I've only realized in the last week.
- Ahead of the funeral, these were the images the family wanted to share. Prince Philip, the father and grandfather, faithful supporter of his wife and queen, always looking down on her as they prepare to remember him.