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

Get daily celeb exclusives and behind the scenes house tours direct to your inbox

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.

Get exclusive celebrity stories and fabulous photoshoots straight to your inbox with OK!'s daily newsletter. You can sign up at the top of the page.

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.

  • Prince William and Prince Harry's outfits at Prince Philip's funeral had big difference

  • Jedward claim 'there is nothing good on TV today' as Prince Philip's funeral takes over channels

Become an OK! VIP and see all our exclusives – for free!

Become an OK! VIP and you will unlock access to all of our big exclusives…

Be the first to meet the latest showbiz babies, see the most sought after wedding pictures of the year, or take a guided tour around your favourite star's lavish multi-million pound home – all for free!

Sign up here

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."

  • Sign up to our daily newsletter for the BEST celebrity house tours and BIGGEST exclusive interviews

  • Download OK! magazine's FREE app and get all the latest gossip straight to your phone

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."

Source: Read Full Article