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29 MAR 2022

MEMORIAL SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING
HRH The Prince Philip, 1st Duke of Edinburgh (1921-2021)

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Admiral of the Fleet HRH The Prince Philip, 1st Duke of Edinburgh,

1st Earl of Merioneth, 1st Baron Greenwich, Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom

KG, KT, OM, GCVO, GBE, ONZ, QSO, AK, GCL, CC, CMM, CD, PC, ADC(P), FRS

(1921-2021)

On 29th March 2022, a Memorial Service of Thanksgiving was held at Westminster Abbey, London to honour and commemorate the life of Prince Philip, 1st Duke of Edinburgh, beloved husband of just over 73yrs of Queen Elizabeth II (1926(1952-    ) - who died at Windsor Castle on 9th April 2021 (just a few weeks short of his 100th birthday).  Included in the service were many elements that were not possible at his 'scaled down' funeral on 17th April 2021 due to the Covid restrictions. 
 


The BBC's broadcast of The Memorial Service

of Thanksgiving for Prince Philip,

1st Duke of Edinburgh

(presented and commentated by Huw Edwards

and watched by an estimated

13.6 million people in the UK )

The clergy who officiated were - The Very Rev. David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster (b.1957), Dean of Windsor, The Rt Rev David Conner (b.1947), Dean of Windsor and The Most Rev & Rt Hon. Justin Welby (b.1956), Archbishop of Canterbury.  The Dean of Windsor said of Prince Philip that he was "one of those rare people who remained true to, and guided by, what you might call and inner spiritual compass, a sense of being called to play a part in the making of a God intended world."  As the Covid restrictions had been lifted, it was therefore possible for those members of the UK and European Royal Families unable to attend the funeral at St George's Chapel to attend this Service.  The congregation was led by The Queen - who was controversially accompanied by Prince Andrew, The Duke of York (b.1960).  She wore a shade of 'Edinburgh Green' as a tribute to Philip's official livery. 

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Other Royal members of the congregation included - Queen Margarethe II of Denmark (b.1940); King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (b.1946), accompanied by Queen Silvia (b.1943); King Philippe, The King of the Belgians (b.1960), accompanied by Queen Mathilde (b.1973); King Felipe VI of Spain (b.1968), accompanied by Queen Letizia (b.1972); King Willelm-Alexander of The Netherlands (b.1967), accompanied by Queen Máxima (b.1971) and Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands (b.1938); Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg (b.1956); Prince Albert II of Monaco (b.1958).  Also present were representatives from politics, HM Armed Forces and the diplomatic corps from all the various Realms and The Commonwealth.

 

Members of the Mountbatten/Knatchbull Family who attended Prince Philip's Memorial Service included - George, 4th Marquess of Milford Haven, accompanied by The Marchioness; Lord Ivar Mountbatten & Mr James Coyle; Penny, Countess Mountbatten of Burma; Mr & Mrs Nicholas Knatchbull (Lord & Lady Brabourne); The Lady Alexandra Hooper & Mr Thomas Hooper; The Hon. Philip Knatchbull; The Hon. Mr & Mrs Timothy Knatchbull; Mr Ashley Hicks; Mr & Mrs David Flint Wood.

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ABOVE: Queen Elizabeth II at Prince Philip's Memorial Service

at Westminster Abbey

RIGHT: Penny, Countess Mountbatten of Burma

arriving at Westminster Abbey

LEFT: Queen Elizabeth II

(far left) with members

of the Royal Family in

Westminster Abbey for

Prince Philip's

Memorial Service

BELOW: The Order of Service

for Prince Philip's Memorial Service at Westminster Abbey.

Click on the image below to download the Order of Serivce

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ABOVE:

The Lady Alexandra Hooper arriving at Prince Philip's

Memorial Service at

Westminster Abbey

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Penny, Countess Mountbatten of Burma (in grey)

sat opposite the British Royal Family at Westminster Abbey

at Prince Philip's Memorial Service with some of his maternal German Family - 

(left to right) - Stephanie, Hereditary Princess of Baden; Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden;

Countess Mountbatten of Burma; Saskia, Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg;

Philipp, 10th Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg; Floria, Princess & Landgravine of Hesse;

and Donatus, Prince & Landgrave of Hesse

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Mrs David Flint Wood

(India Hicks) arriving at

Westminster Abbey for the

Memorial Service of Thanksgiving for

Prince Philip, 1st Duke of Edinburgh

(her mother's first cousin)

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Mrs David Flint Wood (India Hicks)

in the Quire at Westminster Abbey

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