Ten days ago Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, tragically passed away and his funeral took place over the weekend.
There were emotional moments televised from Prince William and Prince Harry’s reunion, to Queen Elizabeth II’s, handwritten note.
However one particular inappropriate scene wasn’t aired on TV which has left people disgusted…
On April 9th it was announced that Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, had sadly died.
At the age of ninety nine.
Philip struggled with his health issues for a while.
Over the years he had undergone many surgeries.
Days before turning ninety two he dealt with complications such as a blocked coronary artery and a bladder infection.
Which resulted in the Duke requiring exploratory abdominal surgery.
In 2015 after being the longest-standing royal consort in British history he decided to retire from public engagements.
Shortly after, he had another health issue which involved hip replacement surgery.
He has been on a rocky road since then.
However, things truly took a turn for the worst for the royal this year.
Prince Philip was rushed to hospital after feeling “unwell” on 16th February.
It was reported that he would be spend “a few days” there.
After being taken to the King Edward VII Hospital in London he seemed to be in good spirits.
The Duke did make a brief recovery…
Things started to get worse.
His health deteriorated rapidly…
We received dreadful news last week.
On 9th April Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Phillip had tragically passed away at the age of ninety-nine.
Phillip will be greatly missed by all.
Tributes from fans, celebrities, and politicians poured in following the news.
Among those were tributes from members of the royal family.
Philip’s son, Prince Charles, was the first family member to speak about the loss.
Speaking from his Highgrove home, Prince Charles said:
“My dear Papa was a very special person who I think above all else would have been amazed by the reaction and the touching things that have been said about him, and from that point of view we are, my family, deeply grateful for all that.”
“As you can imagine, my family and I miss my father enormously.”
“He was a much loved and appreciated figure and apart from anything else, I can imagine, he would be so deeply touched by the number of other people here and elsewhere around the world and the Commonwealth, who also I think, share our loss and our sorrow.”
Prince William also penned a very touching letter.
William wrote: “My grandfather’s century of life was defined by service – to his country and Commonwealth, to his wife and Queen, and to our family.”
“I feel lucky to have not just had his example to guide me, but his enduring presence well into my own adult life – both through good times and the hardest days. I will always be grateful that my wife had so many years to get to know my grandfather and for the kindness he showed her.”
“I will never take for granted the special memories my children will always have of their great-grandpa coming to collect them in his carriage and seeing for themselves his infectious sense of adventure as well as his mischievous sense of humour!”
“My grandfather was an extraordinary man and part of an extraordinary generation. Catherine and I will continue to do what he would have wanted and will support The Queen in the years ahead,” he continued.
“I will miss my Grandpa, but I know he would want us to get on with the job.”
Prince Harry followed suit as he issued a personal statement on the Archewell website.
The statement was titles “In loving memory of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh,” Harry wrote:
“My grandfather was a man of service, honor, and great humor. He was authentically himself, with a seriously sharp wit, and could hold the attention of any room due to his charm — and also because you never knew what he might say next.”
“He will be remembered as the longest-reigning consort to the Monarch, a decorated serviceman, a Prince and a Duke. But to me, like many of you who have lost a loved one or grandparent over the pain of this past year, he was my grandpa: master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right ’til the end.”
“He has been a rock for Her Majesty The Queen with unparalleled devotion, by her side for 73 years of marriage, and while I could go on, I know that right now he would say to all of us, beer in hand, ‘Oh do get on with it!'”
“So, on that note, Grandpa, thank you for your service, your dedication to Granny, and for always being yourself. You will be sorely missed, but always remembered—by the nation and the world. Meghan, Archie, and I (as well as your future great-granddaughter) will always hold a special place for you in our hearts.”
“‘Per Mare, Per Terram'”
Naturally, questions were raised in relation to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s attendance at Prince Philip’s funeral.
Since the couple live in California.
Harry made plans to return to the UK instantly.
Apparently he touched down at Heathrow airport at 1.15 pm on Sunday, and rushed to Kensington Palace to quarantine.
Meghan Markle didn’t accompany Harry in the UK as doctors advised against flying.
Meghan is currently heavily pregnant with their second child.
The UK entered an 8-day period of mourning following his passing.
During this time the Union flags will fly at half-mast.
The Royal Assent of affairs of state will put all laws on hold during this period.
Her majesty will also step away from any duties.
However the Queen did return to work this week.
Where she hosted a ceremony at Windsor Castle to mark the retirement of her household’s most senior official just four days after his passing.
Many praised her for the sense of duty and service.
The monarch was not expected to return to official engagements until the royal mourning period ends on April 22.
Prince Philip’s funeral took place on Saturday April 17th.
The royal family paid their respects.
The ceremony began at 3 pm at St George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle, thirty guests were allowed attend.
The funeral was televised and in line with current UK Covid-19 restrictions.
The Duke’s body was transported from the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle to the church in a specially-modified Land Rover that Philip helped design.
There was a military presence with personnel from the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army, and RAF.
Senior members of the royal family walked behind the car on route to the church.
Buckingham Palace said the plans “very much” reflected the Duke’s wishes.
Prince Philip had requested minimal fuss.
Members of the public were asked to stay away from the castle as the funeral took place.
An online book of condolences were available for those who wished to pay their respects.
Footage emerged of Prince William and Harry together.
They were standing close to one which must have been difficult for the brothers especially at a time where they need one another.
The Queen sat alone at the funeral.
Hearts around the world broke as these images emerged. Despite being alone everyone’s thoughts were with the Queen as she grieved the death of her husband.
The Queen had one last message for Prince Philip.
A handwritten note to her husband of many years.
The Queen placed her note above his coffin.
Which could be seen during the funeral.
The Queen apparently signed the note using her childhood nickname.
“Lilibet”—a nickname that Philip always used with her…
The Palace refused to comment on else was written in the letter.
Understandably they said that the contents of the note were private.
However there was one moment which raised a few eyebrows.
People were actually disgusted with the ‘inappropriate’ scene.
It’s understandable why…
A woman ran through the street shouting “save the planet” following a silence in memory of the royal.
The woman wore shorts, sunglasses, and a hat.
She then jumped onto a statue of Queen Victoria before being taken away by police officers.
Our thoughts are with the Royal Family during this difficult time.
The Queen shared this private photograph which was taken in 2003 with The Duke of Edinburgh at the top of the Coyles of Muick, Scotland.