Duke of Edinburgh’s Memorial Service at Westminster Abbey

Royal Families from around the world joined the British Royal Family for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Memorial Service at Westminster Abbey on March 29th, to celebrate the life and legacy of the extraordinary public figure that was HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, after his Funeral last April had to be modified due to the Pandemic.

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The Service gave thanks for the Duke’s dedication to his family, to the Nation and to the Commonwealth as both Consort to Queen and a working member of the Royal Family in his own right.  The event also recognised the importance of the Duke’s legacy in creating opportunities for young people, promoting environmental stewardship and conservation, and supporting the Armed Forces. The Service in particular paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh’s contribution to public life and steadfast support for the over 700 charitable organisations with which he was associated throughout his life. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award featured prominently in the Service, with a Tribute given by a Gold Award Holder. After the Service, the Queen hosted a Reception and Luncheon for the Foreign Royal Guests.

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The extended British Royal Family joined the Queen (wearing the Grima Ruby Brooch), led by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, along with the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke of York, The Earl and Countess of Wessex and Forfar, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, Peter Phillips, Zara and Mike Tindall, Princess Beatrice and Count Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, The Earl of Snowdon, Lady Sarah and Daniel Chatto, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and their respective children, grandchildren, and spouses.

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In addition to the extended British Royal Family, Royal Guests and Relatives included Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden with Princess Christina, King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima, and Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, Queen Anne-Marie,  Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal, Prince Philippos and Princess Nina of Greece, Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Crown Prince of Bahrain, Prince Hassan and Princess Sarvath of Jordan Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia, Margareta, Custodian of the Crown of Romania and Prince Radu, and Prince Kyril of Bulgaria. Countess Mountbatten of Burma, Hereditary Prince and Hereditary Princess of Baden, the Landgrave and Landgravine of Hesse, the Prince and Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

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One thought on “Duke of Edinburgh’s Memorial Service at Westminster Abbey

  1. Last year the Sea Duke had a small but amazing funeral and this year he had a large and equally amazing memorial. It was so poignant to see the Queen in person! She wanted to be there so much! I am so glad she could negotiate walking to her pew with dignity, just like she wanted. This time she was surrounded by her family, her friends, and her peers, in addition to many of the people whose lives were forever touched by the Duke’s charitable schemes. Well done!

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