Queen Elizabeth II’s grandson-in-law Mike Tindall says Prince Philip’s ‘no fuss’ funeral was ‘excellent’

Queen Elizabeth II’s grandson-in-law Mike Tindall says Prince Philip’s ‘no fuss’ funeral was 'perfect'

2021-04-22 23:25:14

Mike Tindall believes the British royal household ready the “excellent” sendoff for Prince Philip.

The Duke of Edinburgh handed away on April 9 at age 99. He was laid to relaxation on Saturday.

“It’s been a tough 10 days,” Zara Tindall’s husband admitted on “The Good, The Unhealthy & The Rugby” podcast on Tuesday.

“If I look again on the day, as eerie because it was with no crowds and social distancing [because of COVID-19], and the best way all the things was, I believe it was the proper day, how he would have appreciated it if that is sensible by any means,” stated the 42-year-old. “No fuss, get on with it.”

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Mike and Zara Tindall attend the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Fort on April 17, 2021, in Windsor, England. 
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The previous rugby participant stated he was impressed by how robust Queen Elizabeth II, 95, has been after dropping her husband of 73 years.

“My love for the queen was even higher,” stated Tindall. “She sat there fully on her personal, separated herself when it comes to, ‘That is what the world is true and now and I’m going to steer by instance.’ And he or she’s wonderful, actually wonderful.”

Solely 30 of Philip’s closest family members had been capable of attend the funeral amid the coronavirus pandemic. His eldest son, Prince Charles, led the procession together with his siblings.

Tindall stated the gathering nonetheless felt “eerie.”

“It may have been his hat on his carriage that he rides, his gloves or the hat on his coffin – and the sword, the bugle, the piper – there have been plenty of issues that introduced residence recollections,” he shared on the podcast. “It was a tragic day, however I believe it was very effectively run. He was very sorted and hopefully he’s trying down and he was proud of the day.”

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Prince Philip was married to Queen Elizabeth II for 73 years.

Prince Philip was married to Queen Elizabeth II for 73 years.
(AP)

On Wednesday, Elizabeth expressed her thanks for all “the help and kindness” proven following Philip’s demise.

In an announcement posted on social media Wednesday, the monarch stated it has been “a consolation” to “see and to listen to all of the tributes to my husband” from throughout the U.Okay., the Commonwealth and world wide.

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“My household and I want to thanks all for the help and kindness proven to us in current days,” she stated in her first remarks since Philip’s funeral.

“We’ve got been deeply touched, and proceed to be reminded that Philip had such a rare affect on numerous folks all through his life,” she added.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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