Prince William & Kate Middleton Praise Prince Philip in a Heartfelt Tribute after His Funeral
Prince William and Kate Middleton honored Prince Philip's memory in a touching tribute moments after the funeral. The Cambridges shared two moving photos for the emotional ceremony.
After a touching ceremony that celebrated the long and impactful life of the late Prince Philip, Prince William and Kate Middleton further honored their late grandfather's memory in a touching tribute.
The Cambridges took to social media moments after the ceremony to praise Prince Philip's extraordinary life of service and devotion. They shared two poignant images from the burial, which was held at St. George's Chapel.
The first image was a candid shot of William and Kate, paying their respects with their heads bowed, as they stood behind the coffin. The next photo showed royal family members in a procession. Alongside the pictures, the couple wrote:
"The Duke of Edinburgh was a devoted consort to Her Majesty The Queen for nearly 70 years, from Her Majesty's Accession in 1952 until his death."
The late Prince Philip passed away peacefully on Friday, April 9, at 99 years old. Shortly after his demise, the three official Twitter and Instagram pages of the royal family changed their icons to honor his loss.
William and Kate aren't the only ones who further paid tribute to Prince Philip after his funeral ceremony.
William and Kate removed a happy family photo featuring their three kids from the Clap for Careers Campaign at their Amber Hall home. They replaced it with a black-and-white monogram of their joint names.
For their Twitter header, the Cambridges used a black-and-white picture of the late Duke of Edinburgh. In the days leading to the funeral, the couple shared several never-before-seen images of the royal patriarch.
The Duke of Edinburgh was a devoted consort to Her Majesty The Queen for nearly 70 years, from Her Majesty’s Accession in 1952 until his death. pic.twitter.com/MVa8BpBysJ— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) April 17, 2021
William and Kate aren't the only ones who further paid tribute to Prince Philip after his funeral ceremony. The late Princess Diana's younger brother Charles Spencer also had some words to share about the service.
The ninth Earl Spencer, who watched the television ceremony, took to Twitter to reveal that the burial moved him deeply. His nephews, Prince William and Prince Harry were present at the funeral.
According to reports, after the service that lasted less than an hour, Prince William, Kate, and Prince Harry decided to depart the ceremony together. The trio was seen chatting outside the chapel.
This is the first time the estranged brothers have been seen together in public since Harry's final royal engagements back in March 2020. Other royal family members also didn't get into the vehicles awaiting them outside the church.