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Prince Philip's coffin lowered into Royal Vault

Prince Philip’s coffin was interred into the Royal Vault during his televised funeral service, in an historic first for the royal family.

The move, which saw the coffin lowered beneath the floor of the quire at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, normally takes place in private, according to royal commentators.

While cameras did not capture the entire process, TV coverage did show the start of the Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin being moved down.

Cameras then cut to trumpets being played to honour the duke’s life one last time.

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