A good part of today has been spent watching the replay of the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral in London. It played here live in the wee hours of this morning, so I was happy that it was replayed during the day.
I think Prince Philip would have approved of his funeral service (he planned most of it himself, although it had to be scaled down because of Covid regulations). It was simple, dignified, and honoured a man who had devoted his life to serving his Queen and country.
Only 30 people were allowed to be present at the funeral, but in a way that made it more private and family-like instead of a huge state affair with hundreds of people present.
For me, it made it more personal and I found I could sympathize more with The Queen and her family in their time of sorrow.
Losing a loved one, whatever the circumstances, is always difficult.