The Queen leaves handwritten note ‘signed with her childhood nickname’ on Prince Philip’s coffin in sad final goodbye

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As she bid a final farewell to her husband Prince Philip, The Queen reportedly left a handwritten note on the top of The Duke's coffin.

Her Majesty, who chose the flowers for the funeral wreath, put the note which said "in loving memory" next to the wreath.

The signature on the card was tucked out of sight because of the flowers, but it was reported that it was signed using the name Lilibet.

Lilibet is the nickname The Duke Of Edinburgh called his wife and he is thought to be the last person to call her by that name.


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The Queen arrived at the funeral of her late husband Prince Philip wearing sombre black and a face mask.

Her Majesty partnered her outfit with pearl earrings and a pearl necklace.

However, it was her stunning brooch which truly stood out on Her Majesty’s outfit; named the Richmond brooch it was inherited from her grandmother, Queen Mary.

Ahead of Prince Philip's funeral on Saturday, The Queen has shared an adorable picture of herself with her husband.

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Her Majesty shared a sweet snap on The Royal family's official Instagram account.

In the picture, Prince Philip and The Queen can be seen beaming from ear to ear at the camera as they pose for the photo in Scotland.

The post was captioned: "The Queen wishes to share this private photograph taken with The Duke of Edinburgh at the top of the Coyles of Muick, Scotland in 2003.

"Her Majesty and the Royal Family are grateful for all the messages of condolence from all around the world and have been touched to see and hear so many people sharing fond memories of The Duke, in celebration of his life."

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Prince Philip passed away peacefully on Friday 9 April, with Buckingham Palace confirmng the news in a statement.

It read: "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

"His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will made in due course.

"The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss."

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