The couple sat next to each other during Saturday’s services after Charles, 72, joined the procession from Windsor Fortress to St George’s Chapel.
Philip died at age 99 on April 9, the identical day as Charles and 73-year-old Camilla’s 16th wedding anniversary.
When the pair wed in 2005, their nuptials passed off at Windsor Fortress versus in a church as a result of they’d each been divorced beforehand. Although Philip and Queen Elizabeth II attended the couple’s Service of Prayer and Dedication at St George’s Chapel, they didn’t attend their son’s wedding ceremony ceremony.
In line with royal professional Ingrid Seward, Philip was angry with his son over his 1996 divorce from Princess Diana. The pair additionally had a strained relationship because of Philip’s absence as his eldest son was rising up.
“I imply, keep in mind, Prince Philip bought married in ‘47 and Charles was born only a yr later. So he was a really younger father, and the rationale he didn’t see him on his birthday is as a result of he was away at sea, however I feel it took a very long time for the connection to get higher. A protracted, very long time,” the Prince Philip Revealed writer told Us Weekly exclusively in October 2020.
Nonetheless, the lads grew nearer as time went on.
“Within the final 20 years, they’ve lastly [formed] a extremely good relationship, nevertheless it was unhealthy earlier than that,” Seward mentioned.
“I feel that was fairly a historic assembly the place successfully [Philip] handed on the household baton to Prince Charles,” the Elizabeth & Margaret: The Intimate World of the Windsor Sisters writer advised Us solely on Monday. “And so [Charles] is now head of the household.”
Charles, who inherited the Duke of Edinburgh title from his “pricey papa,” shared a statement the day after the dying was introduced.
“I significantly wished to say that my father, for I suppose the final 70 years, has given essentially the most exceptional, devoted service to The Queen, to my household and to the nation, but additionally to the entire of the Commonwealth,” he mentioned in a public deal with on April 10. “As you possibly can think about, my household and I miss my father enormously. He was a a lot cherished and appreciated determine. Aside from the rest … I’m so deeply touched by the variety of different folks right here and elsewhere all over the world and within the Commonwealth who additionally share our loss and our sorrow.”