Prince Charles stood out as extremely emotional as he followed his father’s casket amid the funeral procession of Prince Philip today.
Prince Charles teared up amid other grieving royal members as he walked in a silent file to pay his final respects to the Duke of Edinburgh who passed away peacefully at the Windsor Castle at the age of 99.
The tearful prince was accompanied by his sons William and Harry who closely followed him from behind. Charles reportedly led the royal mourners out of the castle and into St George’s Chapel so that he could say a final farewell to his ‘dear Papa.’
Prince Philip’s Land Rover hearse left the castle at 2:45 pm sharp as members of the royal family gathered in a procession that walked somberly behind the royal casket.
Soon, Prince Charles joined his wife, Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall, in seating at the St. George’s Chapel, right opposite the Queen herself.
At about 3 pm sharp, mourners from all over the nation observed a moment of silence in honor of the Duke of Edinburgh too.
Cameras were able to get a shot of the Prince of Wales as a tear rolled down his cheek during the funeral ceremony this afternoon. He was accompanied by his siblings Princess Anne as well as Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. Behind them were Prince Harry, Prince William, and Peter Phillips.
Upon arriving at the Chapel, Charles again had tears in his eyes, after which he quickly put on his face mask, before being seated next to his wife Camilla. Meanwhile, the Majesty also appeared teary-eyed as she was forced to grieve alone, bidding her final farewell to a man that she called her strength and her stay for nearly 73 years.
After the ceremony was over, the 30 mourners made their way outside the chapel. Some chose to return back on foot while others sat in their state vehicles and were driven back for a private gathering.