he Queen sat alone at Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel during Prince Philip’s funeral ceremony this afternoon.
It was her first public appearance since Prince Philip’s death, while the duke’s coffin arrived at the chapel on a car her helped to design.
The hearse, a specially modified Land Rover, arrived at the castle shortly before 2.30pm to collect the coffin.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral procession was followed by senior royals led by the Prince of Wales and Princess Royal.
Walking behind the royal family were members of Philip’s household while in front of the coffin were the Services chiefs.
Crowds have started to disperse
Crowds at Windsor Castle have begun to disperse, leaving some benches empty.
Cars and bicycles, which were struggling to get through earlier this afternoon are now freely passing by.
The white vehicles that initially dropped off the guests have now returned.
Abbianca Makoni reporting.
The Royal family have left the chapel
The Queen led the royal family from the chapel, followed by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.
She had a brief conversation with the Dean of Windsor outside the chapel before being driven away.
The Duke of Sussex and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge could be seen chatting together after they left the service.
Other members of the royal family walked away from the chapel in small groups, chatting as they walked through the sunlit grounds.
And, with that, the service is over
After the Blessing, pronounced by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the congregation remained standing as the choir sang the national anthem.
The funeral ended at 3.49pm.
The Queen and her family left the Chapel via the Galilee Porch escorted by the Dean of Windsor and the Archbishop of Canterbury.
After the service, Luke Bond, assistant director of music, at St George’s Chapel, played Prelude and Fugue in C minor BWV 546 by Johann Sebastian Bach.
The Duke of Edinburgh has been interred in the Royal Vault
His coffin was placed on a catafalque on a marble slab in the Quire and lowered into the vault by electric motor.
The Royal Vault at Windsor was created between 1804 and 1810 for George III, who died in 1820 and is one of three kings buried there.
Also interred in the vault are George IV and William IV.
Others buried there include George III’s wife Queen Charlotte and their daughter Princess Amelia, George IV’s daughter Princess Charlotte and Queen Victoria’s father the Duke of Kent.
Watch: Queen observes minute’s silence for late husband
As the UK fell silent, do did the Queen and her family in Windsor today…
The Queen and senior royals observe a minute’s silence during Philip’s funeral
The Queen is sat alone in the chapel
A prayer from the Archbishop
The Archbishop of Canterbury said a prayer: “O Lord God, when thou givest to thy servants to endeavour any great matter, grant us also to know that it is not the beginning, but the continuing of the same unto the end, until it be thoroughly finished, which yieldeth the true glory; through him, who for the finishing of thy work laid down his life, our Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Amen.
“Almighty God, Father of all mercies and giver of all comfort: Deal graciously, we pray thee, with those who mourn; that casting every care on thee they may know the consolation of thy love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”
The Queen watches as pallbearers carry the coffin of the Duke of Edinburgh into St George’s Chapel
Watch: Royal Family march behind Prince Philip’s coffin
Much of the talk before the funeral was about Prince Harry’s return to the UK for the first time since stepping back from royal duties.
Here is the moment he joined his brother, Prince William, and other senior members of the royal household to walk behind the hearse.
Royal Family march behind Prince Philip’s coffin
Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, look on