Queen signs note 'Lilibet' in final goodbye to Prince Philip 3 weeks ago

Queen signs note 'Lilibet' in final goodbye to Prince Philip

The touching card honouring the Duke of Edinburgh could be seen throughout the funeral.

Queen Elizabeth II used her childhood name 'Lilibet' to sign her name on a note left on her late husband's coffin.

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The Queen's father, George VI bestowed the nickname onto her as she struggled to correctly pronounce 'Elizabeth' as a child.

According to Marie Claire, fewer people used the nickname to refer to the Queen throughout her life. In fact, Philip is thought to be the last person to call Elizabeth II 'Lilibet'.

Throughout the funeral, the camera panned to the note left on the wreath by the Queen. According to reports, the message reads, "In loving memory, Lilibet".

The Prince's naval cap and sword could also be seen beside the wreath.

Last week, the royal family's official social media channels shared a 1997 quote from the Queen about her husband.

She said: "He has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years, and I, and his whole family, and this and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever know."

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The couple had been married for over 70 years.

The funeral for the Duke of Edinburgh took place on Saturday afternoon at St George's Chapel in Windsor. It was live-streamed around the world. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, however, the royal funeral was limited to just 30 mourners, which included the Prince's family members. 

Additionally, the Queen had to sit alone throughout the ceremony. On social media, users described images of the Queen on the pews as "heart-breaking".

The funerary procession was led by the Duke of Edinburgh's children - Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, and two of his grandchildren -Prince William and Prince Harry.

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13.6 million people tuned in to watch the live broadcast of Prince Phillip's funeral.