All the ways Prince Philip’s moving funeral featured his special touches

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The royal family gathered for the first time in over a year to pay tribute to their late great patriarch, Prince Philip at Windsor Castle. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)
The royal family gathered for the first time in over a year to pay tribute to their late great patriarch, Prince Philip at Windsor Castle. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

It was as if the weather gods knew they had to pull out all the stops. After weeks of dismal days, spring burst forth with a flourish, sending blue skies soaring above the turrets of Windsor Castle and bathing everything in a glorious golden glow.

And as the procession reached St George’s Chapel, even the hills of daffodils seemed to bow their heads as the world bid a final farewell to the man dubbed the “grandfather of the nation”.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh died in his own bed at Windsor Castle on 9 April, just the way he wanted to – and those in the know say his send-off would’ve pleased him too.

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