Churches in Britain celebrate Prince Philip’s ‘excellent life’

Príncipe Philip conduz carruagem em show de cavalos no Palácio de Windsor
Prince Philip drives a chariot at a horse show at Windsor Castle
Photo: Groom – 9.May 1974 / Express / Getty Images

Life Policy Philip Celebrated throughout the religious rites England This Sunday (11), the Archbishop of Canterbury prays for those who discovered the death of her husband Queen Elizabeth Left a “huge gap” in their lives.

To mark one-third of the eight days of national mourning, people left flowers at royal palaces, while religious and political leaders expressed support for the 94-year-old queen, with the world’s oldest and longest reign.

At Canterbury Cathedral, Edward Elgar’s magnificent Nimrod is played, a piece of music that accompanies many British funerals and memorial services, and is played annually at the London Cemetery to mark the National Memorial Service.

“We can pray and offer love to all who discover that a great life leaves a great gap,” Justin Welby, president of the World Anglican Communion, told the congregation at Canterbury Cathedral, commenting on the prince’s questioning mind.

Philip, officially known as Duke of Edinburgh, died Friday at Castle Castle. He is 99 years old.

Buckingham Palace said Saturday that funerals will be held on Saturday, April 17. Old plans have been redesigned and resized due to the Covit-19 restrictions.

The prince will receive a state funeral instead of a state funeral. There will be no public processions, and they will take place entirely within the grounds of Windsor Castle and are limited to 30 mourners.

A “small place” for the queen

John Major, who was British Prime Minister from 1990 to 1997, said he hoped the Queen would have time to mourn the loss of her husband and 73-year-old comrade.

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“I believe he has given me a little more space, a little more time, a little more freedom to suffer the way anyone else would after he lost his wife,” he told the BBC’s Andrew Marv.

“He was there,” he said of Philip. “The person she can talk to.”

Last month the royal family plunged into its biggest crisis for decades, with the Duke of Sussex and the couple’s grandson, Prince Harry, giving an explosive interview to Oprah Winfrey with his wife Megan in the United States.

During the interview, Megan said her request for help was ignored when she realized she had committed suicide and that an unidentified family member asked how dark the skin of her unborn baby could be.

Buckingham Palace will return from the United States, where the couple will now reside to attend the funeral, while Megan, who is pregnant with her second child, will not return on the advice of her doctor.

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, president of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, said he hoped the individuality of the funeral would allow the family to meet and rebuild relationships.

“Many families come together and overcome tension and broken relationships during a funeral,” he told the Times Radio. “Something very deep is reuniting them. It will be true for this family, I firmly believe.”

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