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Photos of Prince Philip's memorial service show the Queen and royal family gathering to honor the late duke before the 1-year anniversary of his death

Mikhaila Friel   

Photos of Prince Philip's memorial service show the Queen and royal family gathering to honor the late duke before the 1-year anniversary of his death
The royal family attended a Service of Thanksgiving for the Duke of Edinburgh.BBC One.
  • A Service of Thanksgiving for Prince Philip was held in London on Tuesday.
  • The Queen's husband died on April 9, 2021, at the age of 99.

A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of the Duke of Edinburgh was held at London's Westminster Abbey on Tuesday.

A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of the Duke of Edinburgh was held at London
The exterior of Westminster Abbey.      English Heritage/Heritage Images/Getty Images

Prince Philip died at the age of 99 on April 9. His funeral, which took place on April 17, was attended by 30 guests due to the UK's COVID-19 restrictions at the time.

Prince Philip died at the age of 99 on April 9. His funeral, which took place on April 17, was attended by 30 guests due to the UK
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, attends the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018, in Windsor, England.      Alastair Grant - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Attendees started arriving an hour before the service was scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m.

Attendees started arriving an hour before the service was scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m.
Attendees at the memorial service for Prince Philip.      BBC One

Politicians who weren't able to attend the funeral, including the UK's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, were among those who made an appearance at Tuesday's service.

Politicians who weren
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives at Westminster Abbey.      Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Royals from around the world were also in attendance. Princess Beatrice, Queen Maxima, and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands are pictured arriving below.

Royals from around the world were also in attendance. Princess Beatrice, Queen Maxima, and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands are pictured arriving below.
Princess Beatrix (left), Queen Maxima (center), and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands arrive.      DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images

Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte attended. The couple's youngest son, Prince Louis, was absent.

Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte attended. The couple
The Cambridge family arrive.      DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images

Guests dressed in muted tones. The Duchess of Cambridge paired a black-and-white, polka-dot dress with a black fascinator.

Guests dressed in muted tones. The Duchess of Cambridge paired a black-and-white, polka-dot dress with a black fascinator.
The Duchess of Cambridge attends the Service of Thanksgiving for Prince Philip.      DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images

Princess Anne, the Duchess of Cornwall, Queen Elizabeth, and Queen Letizia of Spain (not pictured) wore dark green, thought to be a tribute to the duke's official livery color, according to Metro.

Princess Anne, the Duchess of Cornwall, Queen Elizabeth, and Queen Letizia of Spain (not pictured) wore dark green, thought to be a tribute to the duke
Princess Anne (left), the Duchess of Cornwall (center), and the Queen (right) attend the memorial service.      Daniel LEAL / AFP via Getty Images, Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images, BBC One

Source: Metro

Attendees were photographed reading the Order of Service.

Attendees were photographed reading the Order of Service.
Attendees reading the Order of Service.      BBC One

The program featured Prince Philip's coat of arms, which pays tribute to the Danish and Greek royal family that he was born into.

The program featured Prince Philip
The Order of Service.      RICHARD POHLE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Members of the British royal family were seated together.

Members of the British royal family were seated together.
Prince Edward, the Countess of Wessex, and their children attend the Service of Thanksgiving for the life of the Duke of Edinburgh.      BBC One.

The Queen and Prince Andrew were the last to arrive.

The Queen and Prince Andrew were the last to arrive.
Prince Andrew escorting Queen Elizabeth II to Prince Philip's memorial service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 29, 2022.      BBC

Andrew escorted the monarch to her seat before taking his own seat on the other side of the aisle. It's thought to be the prince's first public appearance since settling a sexual-assault lawsuit earlier this year.

Andrew escorted the monarch to her seat before taking his own seat on the other side of the aisle. It
The royal family at the memorial service for Prince Philip.      BBC One.

At Prince Philip's funeral, Her Majesty sat alone due to social distancing. At the memorial service, she was seated next to her family: Prince Charles; Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall; Princess Anne; and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence.

At Prince Philip
The Queen sat next to Prince Charles at the memorial service.      DOMINIC LIPINSKI/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Guests sang hymns at the service, which they weren't able to do at the funeral service due to the country's COVID-19 restrictions at the time.

Guests sang hymns at the service, which they weren
The Queen seated next to Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, at the Service of Thanksgiving.      BBC One.

The ceremony lasted for around an hour. While some people stayed behind and chatted, others were pictured leaving Westminster Abbey after the service ended.

The ceremony lasted for around an hour. While some people stayed behind and chatted, others were pictured leaving Westminster Abbey after the service ended.
The Cambridge family leaving Westminster Abbey.      Kirsty O'Connor/PA Images via Getty Images

The Queen and Prince Andrew were seen sharing a car as they left the service together.

The Queen and Prince Andrew were seen sharing a car as they left the service together.
The Queen and Prince Andrew leaving Westminster Abbey.      Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images

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