Published Friday, 08 June 2012
Barry Gibb (L) and Robin's widow Dwina Murphy Gibb arrive for the funeral (© Getty)
The 62-year-old singer died last month after battling cancer and pneumonia.
Onlookers watched as the white, glass-sided carriage - topped with red roses and pulled by four plumed, black Friesian horses - processed through his adopted town of Thame in Oxfordshire.
The cortege was followed by Gibb's two Irish wolfhounds, Ollie and Missy, together with friends and family, including widow Dwina, who was born in Co Tyrone, and elder brother Barry - the sole surviving member of the group.
It had been Gibb's wish to "say a final goodbye to fans and his home town of Thame", according to the family.
Barry paid an emotional tribute Robin's "magnificent mind and his beautiful heart" at his funeral - saying he had finally been reunited with his twin.
Barry told the congregation at St Mary's Church in Thame, Oxfordshire: "Life is too short. In Robin's case, absolutely too short. We should have had 20 years, 30 years of his magnificent mind and his beautiful heart."
"I think the greatest pain for Robin in the past 10 years was losing his twin brother, and I think it did all kinds of things to him. And now they're together."
Robin's ornate white coffin entered the church to the sound of the Bee Gees' hit How Deep Is Your Love.
The Bee Gees' song catalogue, which also includes Massachusetts, I've Gotta Get A Message To You, Lonely Days, How Can You Mend A Broken Heart, Stayin' Alive, led to the group's induction into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Gibb's twin brother Maurice died of a heart attack in 2003 following intestinal surgery.