- During the burial of Prince Philip on Saturday, April 17, Queen Elizabeth II was seen seated all alone while mourning her husband
- Many were heartbroken by the picture and said she looked more like a widow than a queen
- While saying goodbye to her late husband, the queen placed a handwritten note in her husband's casket
A sad picture of a lonely Queen Elizabeth sitting in a church all by herself while mourning her fallen husband Prince Philip has broken many hearts online.
The Duke of Edinburgh passed away on Friday, 9 April and he was laid to rest in the royal vault in a funeral attended by family members, including Prince Harry who travelled from the United States.
In the photo that has since gone viral, the queen is sitting alone in St George’s Chapel during her deceased's husband's funeral service on Saturday, April 17.
It was not hard to tell she was still struggling to come to terms with the duke's death. Many on social media acknowledged she looked frail and in deep grief.
Her relatives had gathered in small family groups to mourn the prince.
"These pictures really bring home one of the horrible truths of the pandemic that there can be no tearful hugs with reunited family right at the time when you need it most,” a British journalist said.
Another Twitter user said the picture which was said to be the saddest image of Saturday made her shed tears.
“She looks so alone there, more a widow today than a queen.”
While saying goodbye to her late husband, the queen left a handwritten note in her husband's coffin, a beautiful tribute to their early days as lovers.
According to E! News, the note read in part, "I love you," which was fitting as the two, who met when the queen was only 13 years old, used to communicate in letters back in the day.
Briefly News previously reported that The Queen banned military uniforms for Philip's funeral to accommodate Harry.
Queen Elizabeth has decided to excuse all family members from wearing military dress at the funeral of her husband Prince Philip, in particular to save Harry and Andrew embarrassment.
After resigning as a senior prince, Harry was deprived of his honorary rank and faced the prospect of becoming the only member of the family to be wearing a normal suit during Prince Philip's funeral.
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