Media: Prince Harry returns to Britain for Prince Philip's funeral

MOSCOW, April 12 – RIA Novosti. British Prince Harry returned to the UK to attend a farewell ceremony for his grandfather Prince Philip on April 17, Sun reports citing sources.

According to the information received, the prince took off on a British Airways flight from Los Angeles, which arrived at Heathrow at 13.15 local time (11.15 Moscow time). As the newspaper notes, Harry will stay at Kensington Palace and will live in the Nottingham cottage, located on the territory of the residence.

“Today he (Prince Harry – ed.) Landed at Heathrow Airport. I saw him getting into the car,” an eyewitness said.

Upon arrival, the prince will be forced to comply with quarantine for 10 days. The period of stay in self-isolation can be reduced to five days in case of a negative coronavirus test. However, he will be allowed to attend the farewell ceremony, since, in accordance with the government decree, those who have arrived from abroad can “attend the funerals of family members or friends.” Prince Philip is the husband and “main support” of Elizabeth IIСМИ: принц Гарри вернулся в Британию на похороны принца Филиппа 1 of 18

“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty the Queen announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” Buckingham Palace said Friday.

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All biographers of the royal couple agree that Prince Philip was Elizabeth's only love.

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“She was only 13 years old, but she instantly fell in love with Philip and never thought about anyone else,” said Philip's cousin Lady Pamela Hicks, who eight years after the events described was a bridesmaid at Elizabeth and Philip's wedding.

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In 1949, the Duke of Edinburgh, who had served in the Royal Navy since 1939, was sent to serve in Malta. The wife went with him. The queen recalls this time as the happiest: then Elizabeth was able to live a more or less “ordinary” life of his wife and mother.

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In 1951, Philip retired from military service.

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In 1952, during a visit to Kenya with Elizabeth, Philip informed his wife about the sudden death of her father. From that moment on, his whole life was devoted to the queen and the 800 organizations he patronized.

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Philip has always loved sports. For a long time he regularly played polo, then switched to horse carriage competitions. All his life he was fond of yachting, and in 1952 he began to study to be an airplane pilot.

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Another hobby of the prince was painting and collecting. The Duke of Edinburgh possessed a significant collection of comics.

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According to children and grandchildren, the secret of Queen Elizabeth's family happiness lies in an important decision she once made: while she, as a monarch, leads the country, Philip rules the family. In all important family decisions, the decisive word always remained with Philip.

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“Grandpa is incredible. He is strong and reliable. He was and remains a rock for all of us,” said Princess Eugenie, the granddaughter of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in one of the films dedicated to the Queen's 90th birthday.

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“He is not one of the people who are greedy for compliments, but, simply speaking, he was and remains my support all these years,” Elizabeth II said at a banquet in honor of the “golden” anniversary of her reign.

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Often, it was Prince Philip who assumed the function of a mediator in the settlement of family conflicts.

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In May 2017, the Duke of Edinburgh announced the cessation of social activities and royal duties.

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Prince Philip was known for his wit and even the ability to joke “on the edge”. Because of this, he repeatedly found himself in the center of scandals.

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In 2017, Philip and Elizabeth II celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. No one in the royal family managed to live up to such a figure before them.

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The last years of Prince Philip's life can be called very happy, after retirement he could devote more time to his hobbies.

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Together with four children, eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren of the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh will be mourned by the whole country: like the Queen, Prince Philip personified an entire era.

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The mourning for the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, Prince Philip, will last until his funeral, with all the flags of the country at half-mast.

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“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty the Queen announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” Buckingham Palace said Friday.

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All biographers of the royal couple agree that Prince Philip was Elizabeth's only love.

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“She was only 13 years old, but she instantly fell in love with Philip and never thought about anyone else,” said Philip's cousin Lady Pamela Hicks, who eight years after the events described was a bridesmaid at Elizabeth and Philip's wedding.

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In 1949, the Duke of Edinburgh, who had served in the Royal Navy since 1939, was sent to serve in Malta. The wife went with him. The queen recalls this time as the happiest: then Elizabeth was able to live a more or less “ordinary” life of his wife and mother.

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In 1951, Philip retired from military service.

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In 1952, during a visit to Kenya with Elizabeth, Philip informed his wife about the sudden death of her father. From that moment on, his whole life was devoted to the queen and the 800 organizations he patronized.

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Philip has always loved sports. For a long time he regularly played polo, then switched to horse carriage competitions. All his life he was fond of yachting, and in 1952 he began to study to be an airplane pilot.

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Another hobby of the prince was painting and collecting. The Duke of Edinburgh possessed a significant collection of comics.

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According to children and grandchildren, the secret of Queen Elizabeth's family happiness lies in an important decision she once made: while she, as a monarch, leads the country, Philip rules the family. In all important family decisions, the decisive word always remained with Philip.

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“Grandpa is incredible. He is strong and reliable. He was and remains a rock for all of us,” said Princess Eugenie, the granddaughter of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in one of the films dedicated to the Queen's 90th birthday.

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“He is not one of the people who are greedy for compliments, but, simply speaking, he was and remains my support all these years,” Elizabeth II said at a banquet in honor of the “golden” anniversary of her reign.

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Often, it was Prince Philip who assumed the function of a mediator in the settlement of family conflicts.

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In May 2017, the Duke of Edinburgh announced the cessation of social activities and royal duties.

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Prince Philip was known for his wit and even the ability to joke “on the edge”. Because of this, he repeatedly found himself in the center of scandals.

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In 2017, Philip and Elizabeth II celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. No one in the royal family managed to live up to such a figure before them.

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The last years of Prince Philip's life can be called very happy, after retirement he could devote more time to his hobbies.

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Together with four children, eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren of the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh will be mourned by the whole country: like the Queen, Prince Philip personified an entire era.

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The mourning for the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, Prince Philip, will last until his funeral, with all the flags of the country at half-mast.

Earlier it was noted that Prince Harry, who lives with his family in the United States, confirmed that he would come to the service. At the same time, his wife Megan Markle, who is currently expecting a baby, will refrain from traveling on the advice of a doctor. Queen Elizabeth II, their four children and grandchildren will take part in a closed ceremony of farewell to the Duke of Edinburgh. The funeral and funeral service for Prince Philip, who died on April 9 in his 100th year, will take place on April 17 at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace said Saturday.

The farewell ceremony will take place in a narrow circle of family and loved ones with the participation of no more than 30 people. A minute of silence is expected to be announced at 15.00 (17.00 Moscow time) on the day of the funeral. The funeral will not be public, as Prince Philip himself wanted. According to the Guardian, at the request of the prince himself, the coffin will be placed on a modified Land Rover, on either side of it will be the carriers of the Royal Marines. The coffin will be wrapped in the personal standard of the duke, on it will lie the naval cap and sword of Prince Philip. СМИ: принц Гарри вернулся в Британию на похороны принца Филиппа

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