A remembrance service for The Duke of Edinburgh was held at Canterbury Cathedral on Sunday morning. The service, led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, was held as the United Kingdom entered its second full day of official mourning for Prince Philip who died on Friday 9th April.
It is expected that the Archbishop of Canterbury will officiate at the funeral of The Duke of Edinburgh, being held at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, on Saturday 17th April.
During the service, Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said, “For the Royal Family, as for every other, no words can reach into the depth of sorrow that goes into bereavement. With His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh, there was a willingness, a remarkable willingness to take the hand he was dealt in life and straightforwardly to follow its call, to search its meaning, to go out and on as sent to enquire and think, to trust and to pray.”
In a memorial event at Lambeth Palace on Saturday, the Archbishop also spoke fondly of Prince Philip, “It wasn’t ‘me, me, me.’ It was about the world, about those he served, and in doing that his own role was more and more significant. Prince Philip had a deep and genuine sense of service and humility.”
The Duke of Edinburgh died peacefully in his sleep at Windsor Castle on Friday, just two months before his 100th birthday.
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh – 1921-2021