The Queen will get to say a final goodbye to Prince Philip in private before his coffin leaves Windsor Castle today.
As the Royal Family prepare for the funeral, the grieving 94-year-old will get one last moment alone with her late husband.
The Queen, accompanied by a lady-in-waiting, will pause for a moment of reflection to look at Philip’s coffin ahead of his final journey to St George’s Chapel.
They first met at a wedding in 1934, when Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark married Prince George, Duke of Kent.
On the eve of the funeral, she shared one of her favourite photographs, which shows her and Philip enjoying a beauty spot at the Coyles of Muick in Aberdeenshire.
Philip is seen smiling and relaxed in the sunshine next to a beaming Queen. The picture taken by the Countess of Wessex during a summer holiday in 2003.
This week the Queen has been the “epitome of dignity” and has personally overseen the funeral preparations as she deals with the loss of her husband, a source close to the Royal Family told the MailOnline.
Due to Covid restrictions, the monarch will sit alone during the socially-distanced funeral and wear a face mask throughout.
Only 30 people are allowed to attend the scaled-back service, which will be broadcast on BBC One, ITV and Sky.
In line with Covid guidelines, 15 people will attend the wake.
In a statement, Royal Family says it will be a “Ceremonial Royal Funeral” that is “very much in line” with the wishes of Prince Philip.
The coffin is due to emerge from Windsor Castle before it is placed onto a custom-built Land Rover hearse.
It will be driven to St George’s Chapel with a military escort and members of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Air Force will line the procession route.
Prince Charles and Princess Anne will lead the Duke of York, Earl of Wessex and other family members walking behind the duke’s coffin during the eight-minute funeral procession.
The Queen will join, travelling by car.
When the coffin arrives at the chapel, the national anthem will play, and it will be carried up the steps before the ceremony is paused for a minute’s silence at 3pm.
The funeral service, which will be conducted by the Dean of Windsor, is expected to last around 50 minutes and a choir of four will sing pieces of music chosen by The Duke of Edinburgh.
After the service, his coffin will be lowered into the Royal Vault.