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    The Duchess of Windsor and Britain's Queen Elizabeth stood side by side at the funeral service for the Duke of Windsor -- formerly King Edward the Eighth-- at Windsor Castle on Monday (5 June).

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    The Duchess of Windsor and Britain's Queen Elizabeth stood side by side at the funeral service for the Duke of Windsor -- formerly King Edward the Eighth-- at Windsor Castle on Monday (5 June).

    The simple service was held in Saint George's Chapel and was attended by members of the Royal Family, political leaders, statesmen, diplomats and Norway's King Olaf, a cousin of the late Duke.

    Outside the Castle, which is a few miles west of London, flags flew at half-mast and hundreds of ordinary mourners stood silently along side the Castle walls.

    Later, the Duke, who 36 years ago cast aside his crown to marry the woman he loved, was interred at the Royal burial ground at Frogmere, about a half mile (about one km) from the Castle.

    Following the burial of her husband, the Duchess of Windsor flew from London to her Paris home.

    SYNOPSIS: At Windsor on Monday, flags flew at half-mast and hundreds gathered outside the Castle's walls during the funeral services for the Duke of Windsor, formerly britain's King Edward the Eighth.

    Inside, the funeral procession made its way slowly through the nave of Saint George's Chapel...

    The Duke's coffin, made of English oak and draped with his personal standard, was carried by eight members of the Welsh Guards. Following were Prince Philip, the Prince of Wales, and other male members of the Royal Family, including Norway's King Olaf -- a cousin of the late Duke. They proceeded through a chapel only half filled, for this was a private service.

    After the funeral, conducted by the Dean of Windsor, the Royal party left the chapel-led by Queen Elizabeth and the Duke's widow, the Duchess of Windsor. Throughout the service, the Queen had remained at the Duchess' side. Later, the Duke was interred at Frogmore, buried next to his brother, the Duke of Kent, and near the Mausoleum where Queen Victoria and Prince Albert are buried. Following the burial, the Duchess -- the woman for whom the Duke gave up his throne 36 years ago -- returned home to Paris.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9K71PNM7GGVXQRX46SYCIM3RK
    Media URN:
    VLVA9K71PNM7GGVXQRX46SYCIM3RK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/06/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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