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Mike Tindall Reveals Queen Elizabeth Asked to Be Alone after Prince Philip's Funeral

Joe Akins
May 03, 2021
05:20 P.M.

Queen Elizabeth II is experiencing a challenging time dealing with the recent death of her husband, Prince Philip. Mike Tindall opened up about the Queen’s request to be left alone following the funeral.

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The loss of a loved one is never an easy ordeal, not even for the Queen of England and the Commonwealth. During an episode of “Good Morning Britain,” former Rugby player Mike Tindall shared new details about the monarch’s reaction to her husband’s demise.

Tindall gave an inside look at how the royal family has coped since the loss of the family patriarch, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

Queen Elizabeth II poses after awarding Captain Sir Thomas Moore with the insignia of Knight Bachelor at Windsor Castle on July 17, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II poses after awarding Captain Sir Thomas Moore with the insignia of Knight Bachelor at Windsor Castle on July 17, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images

He explained how especially commendable it was to have the Queen still lead by example despite her grief by following the rules at the funeral as required.

In a separate interview, the 42-year-old explained that the Queen sat alone during the somber ceremony because the rule called for it. However, her poise and composure continued even after the ceremony. Tindall opened up to the hosts of “GMB,” saying:

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“Even after the funeral, it was sort of ‘you all need to leave.’ And so you didn’t even get to have that supportive side afterward.”

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Sharing his take on how the events played out due to the COVID-19 restrictions, Tindall noted that it turned out well. He was positive the late Duke of Edinburgh would have been happy about the outcome.

Tindall’s recollection aside, the world watched in agony on April 17 as Queen Elizabeth II mourned alone in St. George’s Chapel in front of her late husband’s coffin.

Prince Philip’s funeral has notably been tagged one of the most emotional state occasions in history.

Other members of the royal family also graced the occasion, each mourning the lost idol and understanding the monarch’s grief. Yet, none could offer her some consolation due to the restrictions.

Queen Elizabeth’s children, Prince Charles, Prince Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward, led the funeral procession, followed closely by their grandchildren.

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Despite the Queen’s composure, she couldn’t hold back at some point, as she was sighted wiping tears from her face with her head bowed in reference. Prince Philip’s funeral has notably been tagged one of the most emotional state occasions in history.

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This is not the first time Tindall, who is married to the Queen’s granddaughter, Zara Tindall, would praise the British monarch’s exemplary demeanor in the face of grief.

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Last month, the father of three discussed the funeral during his podcast, “The Good, The Bad, and the Rugby,” describing the event as an eerie one for the family.

He described the Queen as amazing, noting that his love for her became even better after witnessing her demeanor at such a crushing moment.

As the royal family endures these challenging times, the world can only hope they find the fortitude to carry in in the absence of the beloved patriarch.

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