Prince Phillip and indeed the Royal Family provoke strong feelings in different directions but what we found inspiring at Westmill was to see that his funeral demonstrated what can be achieved when the person who died plans ahead as many of our families do here. His funeral reflected his wishes. That is something all of us can achieve. It is those personal touches that we see so often here at Westmill that bring the person vividly back to us. A Land Rover not a hearse. We have had vans, motor bikes, estate cars, bicycles, and hearses at Westmill. The pony carriage with the tin of sugar lumps and his rug and cap. We have had rainbow ribbons, dolphins, special tipples, amazing photo boards and a horse quietly browsing the grass outside the Roundhouse. He chose the music too reflecting his own passions with the final call to action expressive of his character and purpose. He chose to forbid having a eulogy showing that something considered a key part of most funerals does not have to be there. Nothing is set in stone. David Bowie also put a marker in the sand by deciding on having a direct funeral. He protected his nearest and dearest from hordes of fans and showed that spending thousands of pounds on a funeral does not make it any more meaningful and personal. What mattered to him in the end was not the glamour and glitter despite his extraordinary career as a rock star. And so it is here at Westmill. It is the music chosen, the way people arrive, how mourners dress, the readings chosen and the setting that makes each funeral personal, appropriate and deeply moving. We should leave a funeral knowing more about the person who died than we did when we came. It means we miss them more, regret even more keenly there is no chance for one last walk or conversation but it also brings them vividly alive again in all their wondrous and unique variety.