Prince Philip’s personally selected medals, decorations and insignia to be displayed at funeral

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    The Duke of Edinburgh personally selected insignia from Denmark and Greece to lie on the altar at his funeral in a nod to his heritage.

    For more details, click here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/royal-family/2021/04/15/insignia-denmark-greece-lie-altar-prince-philips-funeral/

    Prince Philip’s chosen insignia, the medals and decorations conferred on him by the UK and Commonwealth countries and his Royal Air Force wings and Field Marshal’s baton will be sewn onto nine cushions on the altar of St George’s Chapel.

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