Queen’s made touching comment at the end of moving memorial for Prince Philip

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The Queen made a touching comment about Prince Philip's memorial service once it finished.

Her Majesty was the last to enter the Abbey, escorted by her son, Prince Andrew the Duke of York.

It had been feared the monarch would not be able to attend due to health concerns, but she was present for her husband's memorial service.

The final decision to attend was made earlier this morning and special arrangements were put in place for her comfort, with the service being limited to 50 minutes and the monarch sitting in one of the Canada chairs along with an additional cushion.

When the service finished, guests started leaving the Abbey one by one led by the monarch, who left first through the Poets' Corner – the same way she came in.

Before she left however, the Queen could be seen on camera chatting to Doyin Sonibare, a Duke of Edinburgh gold award holder.

According to lip readers Suzie and David from Lipspeaker UK, who spoke exclusively to the Daily Star, she said: "It was a beautiful service wasn't it."

Sonibare, 28, from London, gave a speech to the 1,800 guests in attendance, stating how she had began doing her DofE award when she was just 15 years old and said completing the scheme helped her to get her first job aged 18.

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She said: "On reflection, I never thought I could do half of the things I have done in the last decade, yet I've been able to do so because of the opportunities presented to me.

"In 1956, when the Duke of Edinburgh created the Award, he had a vision to create a programme which supported the development of young people all over the world.

"Today, you've learnt how his legacy has impacted me and how it will continue to impact future generations to come."

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