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Monday, December 12, 2016

Queen Attends Funeral of her Dearest Friend, Margaret Rhodes

Caption: Mrs Rhodes (left) who was 91 and less than a year older than the Queen, died on November 25 after a short illness. She was one of the Queen's playmates as a child 

The Queen has paid her last respects to her beloved first cousin and close friend Margaret Rhodes. 

The monarch, who rarely attends funerals apart from for members of the Royal Family, demonstrated her affection for her confidante by joining mourners at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor Great Park.

At her side in her time of grief was the Duke of Edinburgh and a large contingent from the Royal Family including the Duke of York, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.

The Queen, dressed in black, gathered with Mrs Rhodes's family for the private service in the packed gothic Victorian chapel in the grounds of the Royal Lodge.

It is unusual for the Queen to attend the funerals of those who are not HRHs, but Mrs Rhodes, whom she was related to on her mother's side, was a childhood companion of the monarch's. Click link for full post from The Daily Mail.

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