Loyal lady-in-waiting Lady Susan Hussey, 81, rode with Queen in State Bentley to Prince Philip’s funeral… – The Sun

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THE Queens devoted lady-in-waiting rode with the emperor in the State Bentley to Prince Philips funeral service.
Woman Susan Hussey, 81, has a strong bond with Queen Elizabeth II, having actually served her for decades.
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13The king arrived with her loyal lady-in-waiting13The Queen imagined with Lady Susan in the State BentleyCredit: Getty13Queen Elizabeth II and Lady Susan Hussey drove through the Quadrangle ahead of Prince Philips funeralCredit: PAToday, she accompanied the Queen in the State Bentley as she left the castle to join the back of the procession bring Philips casket to St Georges Chapel.
Girl Susan entered the chapel however was there as a working home member – not one of the 30 guests participating in the funeral – so she did not seat with the Windsors.
She remained nearby in the chapel to be all set to assist in case the Queen required her.
The grieving Queen today sat alone as she said a last goodbye to her precious partner of 73 years on her “saddest and most tough day”.
Her Majesty, who used all black and a face mask for the celebration, appeared affecting and deep in believed as she entered St Georges Chapel, Windsor.
One effective image revealed the emperor sat alone in the huge chapel as she stated her final farewells to her hubby, 99, who died on April 9.
The Queen made her method to the front of the chapel alone – after Covid guidelines indicated visitors needed to socially-distance and sit 2 metres apart.
In highly-emotional scenes, she bowed her head respectfully as Prince Philips coffin was carried by pallbearers to be positioned in front of her pew.
13The Queen made her method to the front of the chapel aloneCredit: PAHer Majesty bowed her head as the service began13Queen Elizabeth II watches as pallbearers carry the casket of the Duke of EdinburghCredit: PADuring the previous year, Lady Susan signed up with the Queen and Prince Philip in the so-called HMS Bubble.
She was among about 20 team member who looked after the royal couple during the coronavirus lockdown at Windsor Castle.
In 2001, Lady Susan passed the Queen a pound coin so she could buy The Big Issue from a magazine seller while on a main outing to Brighton.
She has actually also existed at distinct minutes in history – such as on the Spirit of Chartwell barge with the Queen and other members of the royal family for the Diamond Jubilee river pageant on the Thames in 2012.
13Lady Susan and the king have a strong bondCredit: Getty13The Queen and Lady Susan participating in a National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in Westminster in November 2020Credit: Getty13The Queen and Prince Philip were wed for 73 yearsCredit: AP: Associated PressLadies-in-waiting are the unsung members of the Queens household and are personally picked by the monarch.
They have a variety of tasks consisting of participating in to personal and individual matters for the Queen and handling her correspondence.
They also help the Queen on main engagements, from handing her money to being passed the bouquets of flowers presented to her.
Ladies-in-waiting typically serve the Queen for more than 50 years and act as both pals and faithful assistants, and their discretion and support will be indispensable as the king grieves.
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The late Marmaduke Hussey, who passed away in 2006, was BBC chairman when Diana, Princess of Wales gave her 1995 Panorama interview but, in accordance with tradition, he was not given a preview.
” Duke” Hussey was a prominent newspaper market executive for years, taking the distinguished BBC post when he retired from News International.
Girl Susan is also a sister of the previous Tory Cabinet minister William Waldegrave.
13Lady Susan and the Queen in the State Bentley ahead of Prince Philips funeral13Members of the Royal family walk behind a land rover bring the coffinCredit: AFP13Prince Charles follows the hearse, a specially customized Land Rover, carrying the coffin of his fatherCredit: Reuters13The casket of Prince Philip is taken into St. Georges Chapel for the funeral serviceCredit: ReutersPrince Philip funeral – Queen sits alone as members of the royal household go into St Georges Chapel

 

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