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Be sure to attend Joanna Macy's presentation, “Conversations on the Co-Arising of Self and Society,” on Thursday, April 22nd at Noon. Boulder, CO, April 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- “Now is emerging a fundamental change, like green shoots coming through the rubble of a dysfunctional civilization, the greatest largest social movements in human history, as people acting in defense of life wake up to the grandeur of who they really are.” - Joanna Macy. Expanding on Earth Day celebrations, Naropa University will present Earth Justice Week—April 19- April 23, 2021—to explore the intersection of social and environmental justice. This action-oriented week featuring our esteemed keynote speaker, Dr. Joanna Macy, whose work inspired this year's theme. "The Great Turning," is a societal shift away from destruction and division toward love, liberation, and flourishing. The theme is thoughtfully woven throughout the week in free workshops, facilitated discussion, and movement-based practices. Together, we will nurture and grow social inclusivity, well-being, and ecological consciousness while we take action and build a more socially inclusive and ecologically aware institution. Be sure to attend our featured speaker's presentation, “Conversations on the Co-Arising of Self and Society,” on Thursday, April 22nd at Noon. (RSVP here.) Joanna chose this topic from her book World as Lover, World as Self. For the Earth Justice Day keynote, with Joanna Macy’s insistence and blessing, Naropa University has made the 2007 version of World as Lover, World as Self - chapter available for free here. We hope you’ll attend and enjoy a rare conversation between Joanna, Sherry, and you on Earth Justice Day, or attend the watch party Thursday evening. Explore the many opportunities to participate in Earth Justice week below or visit the website for all the details. If you feel called to give back, please consider donating to the Joanna Macy Center. Your gift supports programs and initiatives that seek to advance the vision and legacy of Dr. Joanna Macy’s work. Through your giving, you are empowering present and future generations in building a more resilient world that works for all. Earth Justice Week Offerings Monday, April 19th - Reading and Discussion: Joanna’s Words from “Self and Society.” Time: 4:30-6pm MST Location: Zoom Join this book discussion, read together, and engage critically with the concept of self and society, self as society and society as self. For the Earth Justice Day keynote, with Joanna Macy’s insistence and blessing, Naropa University has made the 2007 version of World as Lover, World as Self - chapter available for free here. Tuesday, April 20th - The “Web of Life” is Not a Metaphor: The Delusion of Separation Time: 2pm - 4pm MST Location: Zoom Most of us have been raised to believe that we are separate from the rest of the natural world--perhaps above it or perhaps just different from it, but not an integral part of it. Join Ian Sanderson (Senior Adjunct Faculty, Naropa University; Kanshi Dojo-Cho, Boulder Quest Center) and Amanda Aguilera, PsyD (Senior Director of Mission, Culture & Inclusive Community, Naropa University) for a didactic, contemplative, and interactive exploration of the contrast of colonialist and indigenous paradigms, including the causes and impacts of each in our lives and the world. Meet the facilitators and learn more here. Tuesday, April 20th - Personal Sustainability Series 1: Self and the Natural World Time: 4pm - 6pm MST Location: Zoom Join Naropa Student and yoga instructor Kaylin Lilly for a workshop on nurturing yourself through connection with your body and nature. Kaylin will lead you through practices that foster the emergence of your true self by understanding your personal/spiritual connection with nature. Learn more about your instructor, Kaylin. Wednesday, April 21st - Alternative Spring Break: Supporting Food Access and Native Pollinators Time: Shifts available from 10am- 3pm. Sign up here Location: 2130 Arapahoe Avenue. If you are a Naropa University student, faculty, or staff, please join us for an Alternative Spring Break on April 21st, from 10 am-3 pm. Dig in and build bee boxes, uplift the Naropa Food Pantry, plant-pollinator shrubs, seeds, and nurture soil ecology! The event will have COVID19-safe practices, and we will require all participants to wear a face-covering and remain six feet apart. Wednesday, April 21st - Eating As Interdependence: Food Justice and Life Webs Time: Noon - 1pm MST Location: Zoom Interdisciplinary Studies professor Ramon Parish will lead Naropa students, faculty, staff, and community members through a reflective, contemplative and interactive process reflecting on the interdependence of social location, public policy, ecology, culture, and that most intimate and basic of our functions as living creatures, eating. Bring food and an open mind. Wednesday, April 21st - Special Event: Donor Appreciation & Special Celebration of Naropa’s New Division of Mission, Culture, and Inclusive Community Time: 5pm-6:00pm Location: Zoom (To attend, Please RSVP here or email firstname.lastname@example.org )** If you have any questions, please contact Naropa’s Office of Development at 303.546.3595 5:00- 5:30 pm Join Dr. Stephanie Kaza: Conversations with Trees - An Intimate Ecology: Reading and Visual Arts Presentation, with Dr. Kaza and Davis Te Selle Dr. Stephanie Kaza, a newly-elected member of Naropa’s Board of Trustees, is a long-time practitioner of Soto Zen Buddhism and lectures widely on topics of Buddhism and the environment. Her books explore timely questions of the challenging issues in climate, sustainability, and humanity facing us today, exploring the intersection of religion and ecology. In her reflections on trees, she investigates what it means to re-inhabit place, live fully, and speak from the truth of experience. 5:30 pm - 6 pm with Naropa President Chuck Lief, Vice President for MCIC Regina Smith, and others. Affirming MCIC’s commitment to strengthen the integration of mindfulness, compassion, sustainability, and justice. Thursday, April 22nd: Dr. Joanna Macy - Earth Justice Day Keynote: Conversations on the Co-Arising of Self and Society Time: 12pm - 1:30pm Location: Zoom: RSVP for the Keynote Talk here. Joanna asks us to read ahead here. How do we create our society? How does our society, then, create us? Join us for an intimate discussion on “Self and Society” with Dr. Joanna Macy and Naropa’s own Sherry Ellms, faculty lead for the Joanna Macy Center at Naropa, and core faculty in the Environmental Studies Program. Enjoy a rare conversation between Joanna, Sherry, and you on Earth Justice Day. Joanna chose this topic from her book World as Lover, World as Self. Here, it is reformatted as a discussion to evoke the energies and confluences that shaped the course of history on Earth from the dawn of human civilization. These conversations still ring true today as we look back with a critical eye on the parts of this collective living organism we call society. Joanna Macy, Ph.D., author & teacher, is a scholar of Buddhism, systems thinking, and deep ecology. Learn more about Joanna and her book. Thursday, April 22nd: Watch Party - Joanna Macy’s Earth Justice Day Keynote Time: 5pm - 6:30pm Location: Zoom Couldn’t make the keynote? Watch the recording with us. **Joanna asks us to read ahead here.** How do we create our society? How does our society, then, create us? If you were not able to make the keynote live on this day, then join us to watch the recording of this intimate discussion on “Self and Society” with Dr. Joanna Macy and Naropa’s own Sherry Ellms, faculty lead for the Joanna Macy Center at Naropa, and core faculty in the Environmental Studies Program. Thursday, April 22nd: After Party - Dinner and Discussion: Co-Arising of Self & Society Keynote Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm Location: Join the After Party here. After the watch party, eat (at home) and discuss with SUN (Student Union of Naropa) Officer and Sustainability Liaison, Rhianna! After watching the keynote discussion, grab some grub and dig into this rich material, as relevant as ever. How does this apply to your work? To your life? Share and break bread together (remotely). Friday, April 23rd - Personal Sustainability Series 2: Regenerative Lifestyle and Design Time: 10am - 11:30am Location: Zoom Join Naropa Sustainability Director Michael Bauer for a workshop on the basics of living simply, living sustainably, and moving toward ecological and social regeneration. We will provide tips, tricks, resources, and connections! Friday, April 23rd - Personal Sustainability Series 3: Honoring the Natural World Time: 4 - 6pm MST Location: Zoom Join Naropa Students Rhianna and Kaylin in a ritual process for awakening your honor and gratitude for nature’s wisdom. Ritual is a critical component to acceptance and healing through the state of our world. Together we will build our own individual altar with objects from the natural world. We will then practice moving objects through this altar space in a compassionate yet conscious way. Finally, we will gather in Council… because what is ritual without “coming back” to people who wish the best for you. “If we build a society based on honoring the Earth, we build a society which is sustainable and has the capacity to support all life forms.” - Winona LaDuke. ### About Naropa University (Naropa.edu): Located in Boulder, Colorado, Naropa University is a private liberal arts institution offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. As the “birthplace of the modern mindfulness movement,” Naropa University is a leader in contemplative education, an approach to learning and teaching that integrates Eastern wisdom studies with traditional Western scholarship. Naropa University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Attachment MicrosoftTeams-image (2) CONTACT: Cassandra Smith Naropa University 7205301370 email@example.com
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Events and reaction marking Prince Philip's funeral: WINDSOR, England — Prince Philip has been interred in the Royal Vault at St. George’s Chapel alongside the remains of 24 other royals, including three kings of England. But it will likely not be his permanent resting place. The biggest of seven interment sites inside the chapel, the vault houses the remains of King George III, whose almost six-decade reign included the years of the American Revolution. His sons King George IV and King William IV are also buried there. The vault has also been the temporary resting place for almost 30 royals, including Philip’s mother, Princess Andrew of Greece. Her remains were transferred to the convent on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, where they now lie near her aunt, Grand Duchess Serge of Russia. King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II, was interred in the Royal Vault for 17 years before his remains were moved to the King George VI Memorial Chapel at St. George’s in 1969. His wife, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, and daughter Princess Margaret were interred alongside him after they died in 2002. After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, she and Philip are expected to be buried in the Royal Burial Ground on the Frogmore Estate close to Windsor Castle. Philip died on April 9 at age 99. ___ Prince Philip will be remembered as a man of “courage, fortitude and faith” on Saturday, at a funeral that salutes both his service in the Royal Navy and his support for Queen Elizabeth II over three quarters of a century. More coverage: — Philip will be laid to rest at Windsor Castle — From Russia to Britain, Philip’s royal ties spanned Europe — AP's obituary of the Duke of Edinburgh — Follow AP’s full coverage of Prince Philip's death at https://apnews.com/hub/prince-philip ___ WINDSOR, England — Royal Marine Buglers have sounded the Royal Navy’s battle alert in honour of Prince Philip’s military service as his coffin was lowered into the Royal Vault at St. George’s Chapel inside Windsor Castle. “Action Stations” is the bugle call that summons sailors to their posts in preparation for battle and it is sometimes associated with naval funerals. Philip, who took an active role in planning his own funeral, requested the piece. Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, served in the Royal Navy for more than 12 years and maintained close ties to the armed forces throughout his life. Service personnel had large role in honouring him Saturday despite the attendance limit. ___ WINDSOR, England — The venue for Prince Philip’s funeral service has been packed with crowds at three royal weddings in recent years, but on Saturday it was a largely empty space in accordance with coronavirus restrictions. The nave of St. George’s Chapel was occupied with just four singers and a handful of musicians. The congregation was limited to 30 people, with everyone wearing face masks and socially distanced. Queen Elizabeth II sat alone in her usual position in the quire of the chapel. Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, sat opposite the monarch alongside his wife Camilla. Prince Andrew was closest to the queen, at two seats to her left. Prince William and his wife Kate sat directly opposite Prince Harry, who travelled back to his home country from the U.S. without his pregnant wife Meghan. Officials said the flowers chosen for the service were low-key, reflective of Philip’s no-fuss attitude. The queen chose white lilies, small roses, freesia and other blossoms in the wreath on Philip’s coffin. ___ WINDSOR, England — Queen Elizabeth II is sitting alone in the quire of St. George’s Chapel during the funeral of Prince Philip, the man who had been by her side for 73 years. Following strict social distancing rules during the pandemic, the queen set an example even in grief, sitting apart from family members arrayed around the church. Just 30 mourners are allowed to attend the service at St. George’s on the grounds of Windsor Castle, where the queen has shielded from COVID-19. Other royals who are in family bubbles are sitting together. The service began with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby entering the chapel ahead of the coffin, followed by Philip’s children and three of his eight grandchildren, as a four-member choir sang “I am the resurrection and the life.” ___ WINDSOR, England — A bare-chested female protester who tried to climb onto a statue outside Windsor Castle while Prince Philip’s funeral service was taking place Saturday has been led away by police. The protester shouted “Save the planet!” as she ran along a street outside the castle where members of the public were lined along the street for the occasion. She also tried to climb onto a statue of Queen Victoria. The disturbance took place just after the crowds — and the rest of the country — observed a minute’s silence for Philip. Police led away the protester shortly after. ___ LONDON — Prince Harry’s wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will be watching Prince Philip’s funeral from the couple’s home in California because she is pregnant with their second child and not cleared for travel by her doctor, their spokesperson confirmed. Meghan also handwrote a card accompanying the couple’s wreath for Philip. The wreath features flowers including Bear’s breeches, the national flower of Greece to represent Philip’s heritage, and Sea Holly, to represent the Royal Marines. The wreath also features campanula for gratitude and everlasting love, rosemary to signify remembrance, lavender for devotion, and roses in honour of June, Philip’s birth month. While none of the senior royals wore military uniforms for the funeral, Harry’s spokesperson says he is wearing a number of honorary medals including an Afghanistan Campaign medal and one signifying the Royal Victorian Order. Harry’s spokesperson pointed to the royal’s shared military connection with his grandfather. Both men shared active service as part of the British armed forces. Harry served a decade in the army, including two tours of duty on the frontlines of Afghanistan. Philip was a decorated naval officer whose military career spanned World War II. ___ LONDON — People across Britain have observed one minute of silence in honour of the late Prince Philip just before his royal ceremonial funeral got underway inside St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Philip, who was consort to Queen Elizabeth II for 73 years, died April 9, just two months shy of his 100th birthday. His coffin, draped in his personal standard and topped with a wreath of flowers and his naval cap and sword have, arrived at St. George’s Chapel inside Windsor Castle. The queen and senior royals accompanied the coffin as it was carried on a specially adapted Land Rover. Only 30 close family members and friends will attend the service, amid nationwide restrictions designed to slow the spread of COVID-19. While the proceedings are being broadcast live around the world, members of the public won’t be able to watch any part of the procession or service in person because of the pandemic. ___ WINDSOR, England — Princes William and Harry didn’t line up shoulder to shoulder Saturday as they took their places for the procession that will follow Prince Philip’s coffin to the church for his funeral. William and Harry’s cousin Peter Phillips stood between the princes as they prepared to escort the coffin to St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. The arrangement minimized the chances of any awkward moments between the brothers, who have faced strains in their relationship since Harry’s decision to step away from royal duties last year. William, 38, is second in line to the throne. Harry, 36, and his wife, Meghan, last month gave an interview to U.S. television host Oprah Winfrey in which they said royal staffers were insensitive toward Meghan and that an unidentified member of the royal family made racist comments. ___ WINDSOR, England — Queen Elizabeth II has left the Sovereign’s Entrance of Windsor Castle as members of the royal family prepare for the procession that will precede the funeral of Prince Philip. The queen, accompanied by a lady-in waiting, wore a mask as she was driven in a Bentley that will carry her to St. George’s Chapel for the funeral of her husband of 73 years. Elizabeth has always sought to set an example for the nation during her long reign, and face coverings are required in England under rules designed to slow the spread of COVID-19. The rules also mean that only 30 family members and close friends will be allowed to attend the funeral. ___ WINDSOR, England — All of the family members taking part in the funeral procession for Prince Philip are wearing civilian clothes, not military uniforms, in accordance with the wishes of Queen Elizabeth II. Ten members of the royal family, led by Prince Charles and his sister, Princess Anne, are walking behind the specially designed Land Rover carrying the coffin on the eight-minute journey from the State Entrance of Windsor Castle to St. George’s Chapel. The decision to wear civilian clothes came amid concerns that Prince Harry might have been the only member of the family not in uniform during the funeral of his grandfather, who died last week at the age of 99. Members of the royal family often wear uniforms to public events by virtue of their honorary roles with the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force, but Harry lost his military titles when he decided to give up frontline royal duties last year. The decision also sidestepped another potential controversy after reports that Prince Andrew considered wearing an admiral’s uniform to his father’s funeral. Andrew retains his military titles even though he fell from grace after a disastrous BBC interview about his acquaintance with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. ___ WINDSOR, England — Prince Philip’s coffin has emerged from the State Entrance of Windsor Castle as those taking part in the ceremonial procession for his funeral take their places. The coffin is being loaded on a specially adapted Land Rover, designed by Philip himself, for the eight-minute journey to St. George’s Chapel. Senior military commanders are lined up in front of the vehicle, with members of the royal family following behind. Queen Elizabeth II will ride in a state Bentley at the rear of the procession. ___ WINDSOR, England — Hundreds of troops are marching into the grounds of Windsor Castle for the funeral of Prince Philip. More than 700 servicemen and servicewomen from the army, navy, air force and marines are to perform ceremonial roles in the funeral procession, reflecting Philip’s Royal Navy service and ties with the military. They include soldiers of the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, who will fire a gun salute, Guards regiments in scarlet tunics and bearskin hats, Highlanders in kilts and sailors in white naval hats. Regiments and units with links to Philip will line the route as his coffin is carried to St. George’s Chapel for the funeral service, while military bands will play hymns and classical tunes. ___ WINDSOR, England — Prince Philip’s coffin has been moved from the royal family’s private chapel at Windsor Castle to the castle’s Inner Hall ahead of his funeral this afternoon. Royal officials say the coffin is draped in Philip’s personal standard, and topped with his Royal Navy cap and sword and a wreath of flowers. It was moved by a party of bearers from the Grenadier Guards army regiment and will lie in the hall until the funeral procession begins just before 3 p.m. The coffin will be transported on a specially designed Land Rover to St. George’s Chapel, where Philip will be laid to rest in the Royal Vault. Because of coronavirus restrictions only 30 mourners will attend the funeral service, including Queen Elizabeth II, her four children and her eight grandchildren. Philip died on April 9 at age 99. ___ WINDSOR, England — Britain’s royal family has released a montage of images in memory of Prince Philip, set to a poem by Poet Laureate Simon Armitage. “Patriarchs -- An Elegy” remembers Philip as a member of a generation who “fought ingenious wars, finagled triumphs at sea with flaming decoy boats, and side-stepped torpedoes” -- references to his wartime naval service. Armitage, whose job is to write poems for significant national occasions, salutes those “husbands to duty … Great-grandfathers from birth, in time they became both inner core and outer case in a family heirloom of nesting dolls.” The royal family released a recording of Armitage reading the poem, accompanied by pictures of Prince Philip through the decades, form infancy to old age, ahead of his funeral at Windsor Castle on Saturday. Philip died on April 9 at age 99. ___ TATOI, Greece — Prince Philip’s life spanned a century of European history. His family ties were just as broad, with Britain’s longest-serving consort linked by blood and marriage to most of the continent’s royal houses. “If Queen Victoria is considered the grandmother of Europe, Prince Philip is the uncle of Europe,” said Vassilis Koutsavlis, president of the Tatoi Royal Estate Friends Association. It’s in that densely wooded estate at the foot of a mountain north of Athens that Philip’s father, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, lies buried. The Tatoi estate housed the royal summer residence and the royal cemetery, dotted with the tombs of Philip’s relatives: kings and queens of Greece, princes and princesses of Denmark, grand duchesses of Russia and even a distant relative of Napoleon Bonaparte. Philip died on April 9 at age 99 and his funeral is on Saturday at Windsor Castle. ___ PORT STANLEY, Falkland Islands — A memorial service was held in the capital of the Falkland Islands on Friday to mark the passing of Prince Philip following his death last week at the age of 99. Members of the local government, military officials and residents attended the event which took place in Christ Church cathedral in the centre of Port Stanley. Many present held their own personal memories of the Duke of Edinburgh who visited the British overseas territory in the South Atlantic in 1957 and again in 1991. Various photographs of the two visits were on display in the church, one showing a smiling Philip alongside locals set beside a single-lit candle. Islanders in attendance paid testament to his irascible nature, recounting stories of his visit, which included winning a horse race and a fishing trip with residents. The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral will take place at Windsor Castle in London on Saturday. The Associated Press
All the major broadcast and cable networks carried the funeral of Prince Philip on Saturday, a mark of how significant the Royal Family is in the U.S. But in the prelude of the service at St. George’s Chapel, there was a bit of a contrast between coverage on American outlets and those on the other […]
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WINDSOR, England — Prince Philip has been interred in the Royal Vault at St. George’s Chapel alongside the remains of 24 other royals, including three kings of England. But it will likely not be his permanent resting place. The biggest of seven interment sites inside the chapel, the vault houses the remains of King George III, whose almost six-decade reign included the years of the American Revolution. His sons King George IV and King William IV are also buried there. The vault has also been the temporary resting place for almost 30 royals, including Philip’s mother, Princess Andrew of Greece. Her remains were transferred to the convent on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, where they now lie near her aunt, Grand Duchess Serge of Russia. King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II, was interred in the Royal Vault for 17 years before his remains were moved to the King George VI Memorial Chapel at St. George’s in 1969. His wife, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, and daughter Princess Margaret were interred alongside him after they died in 2002. After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, she and Philip are expected to be buried in the Royal Burial Ground on the Frogmore Estate close to Windsor Castle. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below. With military bands and a royal procession, Prince Philip was laid to rest Saturday in a funeral ceremony that honoured his lifetime of service to the country, the crown and his wife, Queen Elizabeth II. The widowed British monarch, setting an example amid the coronavirus pandemic, sat alone at the ceremony. Philip, who died April 9 two months shy of his 100th birthday, was being honoured at Windsor Castle in a service that was steeped in military and royal tradition — but also was pared down and infused with his own personality. The entire procession and funeral took place out of public view within the grounds of the castle, a 950-year-old royal residence 20 miles (30 kilometres) west of London, but was shown live on television. Coronavirus restrictions meant that instead of the 800 mourners expected in the longstanding plans for Philip's funeral, only 30 people were allowed inside the castle's St. George’s Chapel, including the queen, her four children and her eight grandchildren. Following strict social distancing rules during the pandemic, the queen set an example even in grief, sitting apart from family members arrayed around the church. Other royals who are in family bubbles sat together. People across Britain observed one minute of silence in honour of Philip just before his royal ceremonial funeral got under way. The service began with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby entering the chapel ahead of the coffin, followed by Philip’s children and three of his eight grandchildren, as a four-member choir sang “I am the resurrection and the life.” The service followed a funeral procession, in which Philip's coffin travelled to the chapel on a specially adapted Land Rover designed by Philip himself for the eight-minute journey to St. George’s Chapel. Philip’s coffin was draped in his personal standard, and topped with his Royal Navy cap and sword and a wreath of flowers. Senior military commanders lined up in front of the vehicle. The children of Philip and the queen — heir to the throne Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward — walked behind the hearse, while the 94-year-old queen travelled to the chapel in a Bentley car. Grandsons Prince William and Prince Harry also walked behind the coffin, although not side by side. The brothers, whose relationship has been strained amid Harry’s decision to quit royal duties and move to California, flanked their cousin Peter Phillips, the son of Princess Anne. For many viewers, the moment stirred memories of the image of William and Harry at 15 and 12, walking behind their mother Princess Diana’s coffin in 1997, accompanied by their grandfather Philip, in a London ceremony televised around the world. Earlier, under soft spring sunshine, some locals stopped outside the castle to leave flowers on Saturday, but people largely heeded requests by police and the palace not to gather because of the coronavirus pandemic. The funeral reflected Philip's military ties, both as a ceremonial commander of many units and as a veteran of war. More than 700 military personnel took part, including army bands, Royal Marine buglers and an honour guard drawn from across the armed forces. Inside the Gothic chapel, the setting for centuries of royal weddings and funerals, the service was simple and sombre. There was no sermon, at Philip’s request, and no family eulogies or readings, in keeping with royal tradition. But Dean of Windsor David Conner said the country has been enriched by Philip’s “unwavering loyalty to our queen, by his service to the nation and the Commonwealth, by his courage, fortitude and faith.” Philip spent almost 14 years in the Royal Navy and saw action in the Mediterranean Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific during World War II. Several elements of his funeral had a maritime theme, including the hymn “Eternal Father, Strong to Save,” which is associated with seafarers and asks God: “O hear us when we cry to thee/For those in peril on the sea.” As Philip’s coffin is lowered into the Royal Vault, Royal Marine buglers sounded “Action Stations,” an alarm that alerts sailors to prepare for battle — a personal request from Philip. Former Bishop of London Richard Chartres, who knew Philip well, said the prince was a man of faith, but liked things kept succinct. “He was at home with broad church, high church and low church, but what he really liked was short church,” Chartres told the BBC. “I always remember preaching on occasions which he was principal actor that the instruction would always come down: ‘No more than four minutes.’” Along with Philip’s children and grandchildren, the 30 funeral guests include other senior royals and several of his German relatives. Philip was born a prince of Greece and Denmark and, like the queen, is related to a thicket of European royal families. Mourners wore masks and observed social distancing inside the chapel and did not join in when a four-person choir sang hymns. Ahead of the funeral, Buckingham Palace released a photo of the queen and Philip, smiling and relaxing on blankets in the grass in the Scottish Highlands in 2003. The palace said the casual photo was a favourite of the queen. For decades, Philip was a fixture of British life, renowned for his founding of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards youth program and for a blunt-spoken manner that at times included downright offensive remarks. He lived in his wife’s shadow, but his death has sparked a reflection about his role, and new appreciation from many in Britain. “He was a character, an absolute character,” said Jenny Jeeves as she looked at the floral tributes in Windsor. “He was fun, he was funny. Yes, he made quite a few gaffes, but it depends which way you took it really. Just a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather, and a good example to all of us.” ___ Jill Lawless reported from London. ___ Follow AP’s full coverage of the death of Prince Philip at https://apnews.com/hub/prince-philip Danica Kirka And Jill Lawless, The Associated Press
The Queen sat alone as she paid tribute to her husband Prince Philip at his funeral at Windsor Castle. Wearing a black face mask and black dress she entered St George’s Chapel followed by the rest of her family. Prince Charles had tears in his eyes as he walked behind the casket which had been draped in the Duke of Edinburgh’s own personal standard and topped with a sword, a naval cap and a wreath of flowers.
The nation has fallen silent in memory of the Duke of Edinburgh as his funeral marking a life of service, devotion and duty began.