will say a private farewell to before his coffin leaves for today's funeral. The monarch, 94, will take a moment to reflect at the duke's side ahead of his final journey to St George's Chapel.
Sources say she has been the 'epitome of dignity' this week as she deals with the loss of her husband of 73 years, and has insisted on personally signing off final preparations for wall hanging copper paintings hanging in the living room paintings the 3pm service.
has shared a touching unseen picture of the Queen with her husband, who died peacefully at the castle on Friday last week at 99.
It shows the couple at one of their 'happy places' - the Coyles of Muick hills close to , where they enjoyed walking and picnics throughout their long lives together.
The Queen so loves the place that she named her new corgi puppy after it.
The photograph - taken by their daughter-in-law the in 2003 during one of their family summer holidays - was specially chosen by Her Majesty to share ahead of today's funeral.
The couple look blissfully happy and relaxed as they sit back in the heather, the Queen in her off duty Scottish dress of a woollen twinset, pearls and a tartan skirt, with Philip in country casuals and a sun hat resting on his knee.
The duke's coffin, draped in his personal standard and bearing his naval cap, sword and a wreath of flowers, will first be seen at 2.41pm today when it emerges from the State Entrance to Windsor Castle carried by a bearer party from The Queen's Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards.
It will then be placed on the Land Rover hearse that Philip personally designed for the occasion for the eight-minute journey to the chapel, followed by a procession of nine family members.
The service will begin with a minute's national silence, as Philip's coffin rests on the West Steps of the chapel to remember the man the monarch described as her 'strength and stay'.
In other developments:
No planes will land or take off at nearby Heathrow for six minutes to coincide with the minute's silence;Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will praise Philip's 'life of service to the nation and Commonwealth' at the service;The Order of Service, released by the Palace last night, reflects Philip's naval roots, including the seafarers' hymn Eternal Father, Strong To Save;The Earl and Countess of Wessex, with their daughter Lady Louise, appeared touched by tributes left in memory of the duke when they viewed cards and Bronze paintings honoring Quy Bai To flowers at Windsor Castle. The royal couple are photographed as they are rarely seen - relaxing together away from public duties and enjoying the stunning scenery of the Scottish Highlands
Her Majesty, 94, drove her green Jaguar through the grounds of Windsor Castle, where the Duke of Edinburgh will be laid to rest at St George's Chapel tomorrow
Queen Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh enjoying the spectacle, as a swarm of bees cause concern prior to The Queen's Company Review at Windsor Castle in 2003
The Queen, wearing sunglasses, appeared to be accompanied by someone in the passenger's seat, possibly one of her royal protection officers
The Queen is said to be 'bearing up well' and making all final decisions about her husband's funeral, which has had to be changed due to Covid
An armed police officer protecting Her Majesty salutes to the monarch as she drove herself away for a walk near Prince Harry's cottage at Frogmore
Her Majesty is 'bearing up well' as today she personally signs-off on the final preparations for her husband's funeral tomorrow
The Earl of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor and the Countess of Wessex view flowers outside St George's Chapel today
Sophie and her daughter Lady Louise Windsor were also seen walking down the High Street in Windsor in jeans and flat shoes
The bouquets are picked up from the gates of Windsor each day and moved into the grounds of the castle
A sea of flowers outside St George's Chapel, at Windsor Castle, copper paintings hanging in the living room Berkshire, where Philip will be laid to rest tomorrow
This is the funeral procession for tomorrow's funeral, where William and Harry will not stand next to eachother with the Queen following behind copper paintings hanging in the living room her car
Dawn breaks over Windsor Castle this morning on the day of the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral which begins at 3pm
Windsor Castle is seen through the Berkshire town's high street this morning on the day of the funeral of Prince Philip
Windsor Castle today, on the day of the funeral of Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who died at the age of 99
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