Moments after Prince Philip’s casket is lowered right into a stone vault within the flooring of George’s Chapel on Saturday morning, a palace muckety-muck will recite aloud the various, many titles of the late husband of Queen Elizabeth II.
And he’d higher take a deep breath earlier than doing so.
“Thus it hath happy Almighty God to take out of this transitory life unto his divine mercy the late most Illustrious and most Exalted Prince Philip,” will start the recitation by Thomas Woodcock.
He’s a member of the royal family and its senior genealogist, a title that comes with a somewhat snappy trying, lion-crested brocade jacket and fats gold chain.
After saying the phrases “Exalted Prince Philip,” Woodcock will then state the late prince’s many AKAs, as revealed Friday by the Each day Mail.
“Duke of Edinbugh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwhich, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Knight of the Most Historic and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, Member of the Order of Advantage, Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order upon whom had been conferred the royal Victorian Chain, Grand Grasp and Knight Grand Cross of the Most Glorious Order of the British Empire…”
At that time, Woodcock, maybe respiration a bit closely in his brocade jacket, will nonetheless be not fairly half completed.
“Lord Excessive Admiral of the United Kingdome, One in every of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council, Admiral of the Fleet, Discipline Marshall within the Military and Marshal of the Royal Air Power, Husband of …”
Right here Woodcock will veer off right into a recitation of the queen’s titles.
“Husband of Her Most Glorious Majesty Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God below the UK of Nice Britain and Northern Eire and of Her different Realms and Territories, Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Religion, Sovereign of the Most Noble Order of the garter, whom could God protect and bless with lengthy life, well being and honour and all worldly happiness.”