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Royals attend Sir Angus's funeral
Members of the royal family
The funeral was attended by many members of the Royal Family
The funeral of Sir Angus Ogilvy, the husband of Princess Alexandra, has been held at Windsor Castle.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, along with 31 other members of the Royal Family attended the private ceremony.

Sir Angus died on Boxing Day, at the age of 76, after a series of illnesses following treatment for throat cancer two years ago.

His death came a day after his wife's 68th birthday.

The Prince of Wales arrived by car with his partner Camilla Parker Bowles, a friend of the Ogilvy family, for the private service at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Princess Alexandra
Princess Alexandra laid a floral tribute on her husband's coffin
Draped in a union jack, the coffin was carried by a bearer party from the Scots Guards to the Chapel's Quire, as a piper played the lament, Flowers Of The Forest.

Princess Alexandra was accompanied by her son James, 40, with his wife Julia and their children Flora and Alexander, as well as her daughter Marina, 38, and her children Zenouska, 14, and Christian, 11

On top of the coffin was a floral tribute of white roses, lilies and heather from Princess Alexandra and her family.

'In affectionate memory'

A wreath of white roses and lilacs, from the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, bore the message "In Affectionate Memory".

The Prince of Wales and his sons, William and Harry, sent a wreath of white and purple pansies with the message: "For dear Angus with so many affectionate and everlasting grateful memories."

Outside the chapel other floral tributes included a wreath from King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway and white roses from former world motor racing champion Sir Jackie Stewart and his wife, Helen.

A hearse took the coffin to the Frogmore Royal Burial Ground, in Windsor Home Park, where there was a short committal service and burial.

Delicate balancing act

Other senior royals in attendance included the Duke of York, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Duke and Duchess of Kent, and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.

Sir Angus died at Kingston Hospital, south-west London, near his home at Richmond Park.

He had spent three months in hospital with cancer-related illnesses including acute pneumonia, before his death.

Sir Angus had maintained a delicate balancing act between loyal royal consort and sometimes beleaguered businessman.

He turned down grace-and-favour accommodation and a peerage offered by the Queen on his marriage to Princess Alexandra in 1963 and insisted on paying his own way.


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