Saturday, April 17, 2021, the funeral of Prince Philip, who died at 99 years, took place at Windsor Castle. In an interview with the BBC, Peter Phillips agreed to confide on this difficult day and what was the hardest for him.
Time passes but the pain remains… A few months after the seventy-third wedding anniversary of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, it was on April 9, 2021 that the father of Princess Anne, Prince Charles, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, died at the age of 99. Due to the health crisis, the funeral of Prince Philip had been limited to thirty people at Windsor Castle. Nearly four months later, it is in an interview with the BBC that the first grandson of the Queen, Peter Phillips, confided on this particularly trying day.
Close to his grandmother, the cousin of Princes William and Harry revealed: “Our thoughts immediately turned to my grandmother. We tried to support her as much as we could. Everyone saw the image of Her Majesty sitting alone. It would have been the same for any other family, the hardest part is not being able to hug those closest to the lost person.” With emotion, Peter Phillips explained, “It’s the same for a lot of families.
There has been great sadness, but at the same time, you have to try to take the positive out of these situations, whether it’s a new life or happy memories, that’s what you have to focus on.” Finally, Princess Anne’s son added when referring to Prince Philip, “He was a vital part of our lives. We miss him very much. He lived a remarkable life and if any of us can live even half his life, we would all be extraordinarily happy.”
Elizabeth II remained dignified at her husband’s funeral
A few days after the funeral of Prince Philip, Mike Tindall, the husband of Zara Phillips, had already spoken on British television. As Elizabeth II sat alone in the chapel, he revealed: “I think that’s what she does, she leads by example and you say, ‘This is amazing to see.’ But I didn’t want to see it… But everyone saw it.” Asserting that the queen preferred to be left alone after her husband’s funeral, he added, “Even after the funeral, it was sort of, ‘You can all go.'”