Queen Elizabeth remembers Prince Philip, (this time) surrounded by affection

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They have passed exactly 346 days since that sad spring afternoon in which the royal family he gave his last farewell to Prince Philip. An event conditioned by anti-Covid restrictions: inside the Chapel of San Giorgioin fact, only a thirty people. So much so that the Queen Elizabeth was forced to sit alone, on the sidelines, at the top of the choir: an image that has traveled the world, become iconic.

Almost a year awayso many things have changed around His Majesty. Months of tribulations, with the fracture that is not recomposed with the Sussexthe legal troubles of her son Andrea and some annoying health problems that forced her to minimize work commitments. Three themes which, in a certain sense, are back to topicality also on the occasion of the celebration in memory of the beloved husband, held in Westminster Abbey.


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First of all the case Harry: the duke, who last year had returned specifically to London for his grandfather’s funeral, this time chose to stay in Montecitoin Californiatogether with his wife Meghan Markle. The two, in fact, were the great absent of the mass in memory of Philip. Indeed, in the central nave of the English abbey, Windsor house met in full force, including the Duke of York, third child of the sovereign.

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Despite the decision of ranger from public life after the scandal that overwhelmed him in recent months, Andrea obviously decided to participate in theexciting tribute to his father: he arrived by car with his mother, he accompanied her in its place of honor, then he sat in the front row. His Majesty she got help, also leaning on a walking stickthen he looked into the eyes of all the people a her closest.

Children Carlo And Anna to his left, accompanied by their respective partners Camilla And Sir Timothy Laurence. Immediately behind William And Kate Middleton, separated by little George and Charlotte. Across the corridor here is Andrea, next to his brother Edwardwith his wife Sophie and the children. Then again Eugenie And Beatrice of York alongside her husbands, Peter Phillipsthe Duke of Glouchester, Michael of Kent and many others crowned heads European.

All close around Elisabetta, in a melancholy day for her. But this time too full of affection.

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Source: Vanity Fair

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