Queen sits alone at Prince Philip’s funeral

Even in grief, Queen Elizabeth II set an example amid the coronavirus pandemic, sitting alone during the funeral service of her husband, Prince Philip, who was laid to rest Saturday with a ceremony steeped in military and royal tradition that honored his lifetime of service and his wife.

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Rather than the 800 mourners planned to attend the ceremony, only 30 people were allowed inside St. George’s Chapel amid coronavirus restrictions.

The guest list included the queen, her four children and her eight grandchildren. She sat apart from family members. Other royals sat in family bubbles together arrayed around the gothic chapel.

The queen sat at the front, nearest the altar, the BBC reported. Closest to her was the Duke of York, who was seated two seats to her left.

The procession and service took place out of public view and within the grounds of the 950-year-old castle.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.