Prince Philip funeral: Celebrities pay tribute and admit ‘heartbreak’ over Queen Elizabeth sitting alone at the service

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The Royal Family united to pay a fond and emotional farewell to Prince Philip, who was laid to rest at Windsor Castle's St George's Chapel on Saturday afternoon.

And tributes flooded in from people around the world as they watched the funeral, including from famous faces.

Kylie Minogue, 52, led the tributes as she shared a photo standing next to the late Duke of Edinburgh.

“RIP HRH Prince Philip. What an honour it was to meet at Windsor Castle,” wrote the star.

Another world famous singer to share a sweet tribute to Prince Philip was One Direction’s Liam Payne.

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The star showcased his artistic talent with a watercolour he’d painted of his Royal Highness in uniform.

He penned as the caption: “Rest in peace HRH Prince Philip, finished this off whilst listening to your life what a great legacy left behind.”


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Piers Morgan shared a photo of the Queen and Prince Philip when they were younger, alongside a more recent one.

The TV presenter wrote: “Thinking of The Queen today as she says goodbye to the love of her life.”

The Queen was pictured sitting on her own in a sombre black outfit which she accentuated with a brooch gifted to her by Queen Mary.

And the nation joined Her Majesty in mourning Prince Philip as she said goodbye to the man she once described as her "strength and stay".

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One image in particular showed the Queen sitting alone due to the coronavirus rules, and it is an image which has touched many, celebrities included.

Fearne Cotton said: “The shots on the BBC of Her Majesty The Queen alone are breaking my heart in two. A beautiful ceremony. A long, amazing life celebrated so perfectly.”

Piers Morgan shared the same photo of the Queen alongside a crying emoji, while This Morning’s Ruth Langsford wrote: “My heart is breaking for her. RIP Prince Philip.”

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Meanwhile Amanda Holden posted a photo of the sun in the sky with the simple caption: “#Rip #dukeofedinburgh.”

A tribute was also paid by Darcey Bussell, who took to Instagram to share a photo of them shaking hands.

The former Strictly judge wrote: “In memory of Prince Philip I'm backing the effort to get one million more young people doing their DofE to show the potential today's youth have. They are the leaders of today, tomorrow and the future.

'#DofELivingLegacy will help @DofEUK give one million more young people, from all circumstances and backgrounds, the opportunity to do their DofE over the next five years.”

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