The Queen Wrote The Sweetest Words On The Card She Placed Atop Prince Philip's Coffin Last Year

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Following the news of the Queen's death, aged 96, on Thursday, September 7, the world has taken a look at her beautiful relationship with her husband, the late Prince Philip.

In March this year, a service of thanksgiving in memory of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was held at London's Westminster Abbey. Amid the occasion, Queen Elizabeth II's last words to her late husband were revealed.

After the Duke passed away on April 9, 2021 aged 99, an intimate 'Ceremonial Royal Funeral' was held for him day later on April 17.

During the service, which took place at St George's Chapel with only 30 people in attendance due to Covid-19 restrictions at the time, Her Majesty placed a special wreath atop Prince Philip coffin, which carried a sweet note.

According to HELLO! her message to the Duke read: 'In loving memory, Elizabeth.'

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Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images

Handwritten and edged in black, the card showing the message adhered to the mourning customs of the royal family.

The wreath comprised of white lilies, intricate white roses, white freesias, white wax flowers, white sweet peas and jasmine.

Prior to the socially distanced funeral service, the Queen and her four children, Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Princess Anne, took part in the solemn procession. The family was joined by the Queen's grandsons Prince William and Prince Harry, as well as Peter Phillips, Vice-Admiral Sir Tim Laurence and Earl of Snowdon.

Also in attendance at the funeral, conducted by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and the Dean of Windsor David Conner, were Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge and Sophie, Countess of Wessex. The latter was accompanied by her children, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn.

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Photo credit: Hulton Archive - Getty Images

The Queen's first cousins Princess Alexandra, the Duke of Gloucester and the Duke of Kent, were also present.

Prince Philip and Her Majesty were married for 73 years, before he passed away.

They met in 1934 and announced their engagement in July 9, 1947, before marrying in November 1947 at Westminster Abbey. Their nuptials were followed by a luncheon at Buckingham Palace and a honeymoon at Broadlands, the Duke's family estate in Hampshire.

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