Queen Elizabeth Leaves One Last Note To Prince Philip At Memorial Service
Saturday was a sad day for the Royal family, as they laid Prince Philip to rest, a week after his passing. A private funeral service for the Duke of Edinburgh took place at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
A note written by Queen Elizabeth was left on top of her husband’s coffin. While photos were not able to clearly read the note, the Queen reportedly signed the letter “Lilibet,” a nickname from her childhood. It was believed that Prince Philip was the last person alive to call her by that name.
The Palace has not commented on the note.
Married for more than 70 years, the Queen has displayed her grief for her husband’s death publicly. The Royal family’s official Instagram account shared a photo of the couple with a 1997 quote from the Queen.
“He has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years and I and his whole family and this and many other countries, owe him a debut greater than he would ever claim or we shall ever know,” she said at the time.