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The queen says goodbye to Philip, continues her reign alone

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WINDSOR, England (AP) — Queen Elizabeth sat by herself at Prince Philip’s funeral and now will embark on the next phase of her reign alone.

In accordance with strict social distancing rules during the coronavirus pandemic, the monarch sat by herself Saturday, without the man who had been by her side for 73 years. The monarch’s four children and eight grandchildren sat in small groups nearby, during a stripped-back service at Windsor Castle that made their loss somehow more personal for people who often live their lives in public.

Just 30 mourners were allowed to attend the service for the prince, who died April 9 at the age of 99.

 

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