Prince Philip Laid to Rest in Britain
Protocols required all guests who were not members of the same household to sit about six feet apart.
Furthermore, social distancing guidelines limited the gathering to just 30 people. A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace told People magazine on Thursday that regardless of the public event Philip’s funeral is likely to be, they "are dealing with a family funeral and at its heart it is still a family event," the spokesperson said.
The longtime monarch traveled to St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in a State Bentley.
The Queen was joined by the four children she shared with Prince Philip – Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward – as well as Charles's wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Anne's husband Timothy Laurence and Edward's wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex.
Prince Harry, 36, did not walk alongside his brother Prince William, 38, at the funeral. As they walked behind their grandfather’s casket, they were separated by their cousin and son of Princess Anne – Peter Philips.
On Friday, the queen released her first public solo statement since the death of her husband.
Her Majesty sent a statement of support to the people of the Commonwealth country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines after they experienced a series of volcanic eruptions.
"I have been saddened by the destruction and major disruption caused by volcanic eruptions in recent days, and my thoughts are with the many people and families who have been evacuated from their homes, and whose livelihoods have been affected," the queen said in her statement obtained by Fox News. "I send my thanks to the emergency services and all those involved in the relief effort."
"My prayers will remain with the people of S.t Vincent and the Grenadines at this very difficult time," she added.
A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.