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Prince Philip’s family arrive at Westminster Abbey for the Duke of Edinburgh’s memorial service 

Prince Philip’s family unite for memorial: The Hereditary Prince and Princess of Baden are amongst 51 kinfolk from Greek, Danish and German branches of the late Duke’s family to arrive at Westminster Abbey

  • It’s thought 51 members of Prince Philip’s prolonged family from throughout Europe have travelled to the service
  • Among them had been representatives of the Greek, Danish and German branches of the late Duke’s family
  • Pictured arriving amongst the first friends at Westminster Abbey had been Hereditary Prince and Princess of Baden
  •  The Queen has been decided to journey to London to mark lengthy and productive life of husband Philip

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The prolonged family of Prince Philip – regarded as round 51 folks from throughout Europe – had been amongst the first to arrive at Westminster Abbey forward of the ceremony to honour the late Duke’s life right this moment. 

The Duke of Edinburgh’s family members, many travelling from abroad, have made the journey to London to signify the Greek, Danish and German branches of the late consort’s family. 

The representatives included the Hereditary Prince and Princess of Baden, who had been additionally invited to Prince Philip’s funeral – which was restricted to simply 30 folks – on April seventeenth 2021. 

The Baden royals had shared a detailed relationship with the Duke of Edinburgh all through a lot of his life. 

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Extended family: It's thought 51 members of Prince Philip's extended family from across Europe have travelled to the service

Extended family: It’s thought 51 members of Prince Philip’s prolonged family from throughout Europe have travelled to the service

Among the first guests to arrive at Westminster Abbey today were representatives of the Greek, Danish and German branches of the late Duke's family - including the Hereditary Prince and Princess of Baden

Among the first friends to arrive at Westminster Abbey right this moment had been representatives of the Greek, Danish and German branches of the late Duke’s family – together with the Hereditary Prince and Princess of Baden

Seated in the far right of the Abbey in the front row this morning were the Hereditary Prince and Princess of Baden, close confidants of the late Duke of Edinburgh

Seated in the far proper of the Abbey in the entrance row this morning had been the Hereditary Prince and Princess of Baden, shut confidants of the late Duke of Edinburgh

Arriving forward of the Queen, who travelled to the ceremony together with her disgraced son Prince Andrew from Windsor Castle to Westminster Abbey, Prince Philip’s extra distant family members chatted quietly as they entered the Abbey. 

Her Majesty was decided to be amongst the 1,800 friends regardless of the 95-year-old’s mobility issues which have prevented her doing a significant public engagement away from Windsor Castle in practically six months.

And in a transfer that royal watchers imagine might have upset her son Prince Charles and grandson Prince William – each instrumental in the determination to remove the Duke of York’s ‘HRH’ – the Queen selected her second son to hitch her in the again of her royal automobile. 

The royal family, who joined the service shortly before its 11:30am start, were seated in the front pews of the Abbey

The royal family, who joined the service shortly earlier than its 11:30am begin, had been seated in the entrance pews of the Abbey

Gathered in the pews of Westminster Abbey, the extended family of Prince Philip, only a few of whom were invited to the scaled-down royal funeral in April 2021, greeted each other ahead of the memorial service today

Gathered in the pews of Westminster Abbey, the prolonged family of Prince Philip, just a few of whom had been invited to the scaled-down royal funeral in April 2021, greeted one another forward of the memorial service right this moment

Huw Edwards opened the commentary today on BBC One of the memorial service, which saw major and minor royals from across Europe gather to pay their respects

Huw Edwards opened the commentary right this moment on BBC One of the memorial service, which noticed main and minor royals from throughout Europe collect to pay their respects

Prince Andrew has additionally been given a entrance row in the church, proper subsequent to his different siblings at the service simply weeks after he paid hundreds of thousands to at least one of Jeffrey Epstein’s intercourse slaves, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who accused him of having intercourse together with her thrice when she was trafficked to London aged 17.

Today the monarch will be certain that her beloved husband’s last needs are fulfilled after his Covid-hit funeral left her sat alone with out the rousing hymns and friends he liked a lot.

Her Majesty has been ‘actively concerned’ in each aspect of his service of thanksgiving that may see Westminster Abbey packed to the rafters.

All Prince Philip’s family will attend other than Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. On Prince Andrew’s left shall be his brother the Earl of Wessex and Edward’s family the Countess of Wessex and their kids Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn.

Across an aisle on his proper will the Princess Royal, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince of Wales and the Queen.

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