Who is the Queen’s lady-in-waiting who accompanied her to Prince Philip’s funeral?

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The nation joined Her Majesty in mourning Prince Philip on Saturday, as The Queen said goodbye to the man she once described as her “strength and stay”.

In a moving ceremony, Queen Elizabeth was joined by just 29 other mourners for a final farewell to her husband of 70 years, the Duke Of Edinburgh.

Arriving at the funeral, Her Majesty was first seen in the state Bentley accompanied by her lady-in-waiting, Lady Susan Hussey.

Here’s everything you need to know about Lady Susan…

Queen Elizabeth II during the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle
Arriving at the funeral, Her Majesty was first seen in the state Bentley accompanied by her lady-in-waiting, Lady Susan Hussey
(Image: 2021 Getty Images)

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Who is Lady Susan Hussey?

Lady Susan married the late BBC chairman Marmaduke Hussey.

She is part of the reduced selection of staff who attended to the Queen at Windsor while in lockdown.

Lady Susan has been by the Queen’s side since the birth of Prince Andrew, after joining the royal household to help answer letters.

She has been descried as one of the most trusted figures helping the Queen in her later life.

Lady Susan is 81 years old and she is a godparent of the Duke of Cambridge, and attended his confirmation in 1997.

Lady Susan has been by the Queen’s side since the birth of Prince Andrew

She wasn’t part of the funeral attendees and, upon arrival at the shape, she participated as a staff member.

Ladies-in-waiting are hand chosen by Her Majesty, and their duties include attending to personal or private matters for the Queen, and handling correspondence.

Lady Susan has been by the side of the Queen for many a memorable event.

She joined the Queen and members of the Royal Family on the Spirit of Chartwell barge for the Diamond Jubilee river pageant on the Thames in 2012.

Lady Susan has been by the side of the Queen for many a memorable event

Lady Susan is 81 years old and she is a godparent of the Duke of Cambridge
Lady Susan is 81 years old and she is a godparent of the Duke of Cambridge

Prince Philip’s funeral was the first time the Queen attended such an event without him by her side.

Body language expert Derek Heron gave OK an insight into how Her Majesty was coping.

He said The Queen was, as would be expected, clearly “devastated”, yet remained “composed” throughout.

Queen Elizabeth II bows her head during the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle
Her Majesty watched the ceremony her husband himself carefully planned over many years
(Image: 2021 Getty Images)

Sitting alone due to coronavirus rules, Her Majesty watched the ceremony her husband himself carefully planned over many years.

Derek observed: “The Queen is devastated. Her head is down, she’s avoiding the camera and everyone. She is covering her face by glancing downwards and using the brim of her hat as a cover.”

But while her grief was obvious, The Queen kept herself together as she honoured her husband in the way he would have wanted.





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