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Prince Philip funeral : Union flags raised over royal palaces as Queen continues to grieve for husband

Samuel Osborne,Adam Forrest,Sam Hancock and Chiara Giordano
·1 min read
The Queen arrives for Prince Philip’s funeral (PA)
The Queen arrives for Prince Philip’s funeral (PA)

Union flags flying over the royal palaces and Number 10 have been raised from half mast to mark the end of the period of national mourning for Prince Philip.

Video footage showed the flags outside Buckingham Palace and the prime minister’s official residence being raised on Sunday morning, while other official buildings across the country followed suit.

While the period of national mourning has ended, the Queen will continue to grieve her husband and the royal family will mark a further week of official mourning.

The nation fell silent in memory of the Duke of Edinburgh on Saturday afternoon, as the funeral ceremony marking his life of duty took place at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

The duke’s “unwavering loyalty” to the monarch was highlighted at the service, as the Queen bid a final farewell to her beloved husband – her “strength and stay” through 73 years of marriage.

The funeral reunited Prince William and Prince Harry after their much-publicised fall-out. Although they sat opposite each other inside the chapel, the brothers were seen talking together as they left the ceremony.