Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and Queen Elizabeth II’s husband will be resting at Windsor Palace on Saturday. This is a small family issue due to Covid-19 restrictions.
According to Buckingham Palace, the funeral begins at 2:40 pm (local time), with the casket leaving the castle, followed by a funeral march and a national silent prayer.
After Dean of Windsor served in the St. George’s Chapel, Archbishop of Canterbury blessed the casket after it was dropped onto the Royal Vault, dpa news agency reports.
In accordance with current health regulations in the UK, the ceremony is attended by only 30 guests, most of whom are members of the royal family.
Queen Elizabeth II, the couple’s four children, eight grandchildren, the Queen’s niece and nephew, and three cousins will attend the service on Saturday.
In addition, the prince’s German relatives Bernhard, Baden’s Genetic Prince, Donatism, Hesse’s Landgrave, and Hohenlohe Langenburg’s Prince Phillip will be present.
Prince Phillip’s best friend, the Countess of Burma, will also attend the service.
Some of the Queen’s children and grandchildren’s spouses are on the guest list.
However, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and wife of Prince Harry, does not go to the funeral because of her pregnancy.
The funeral will be broadcast live on TV.
Prince Edinburgh died on April 9th at the age of 99 at Windsor Castle.
Prince Phillip was born on June 10, 1921 on the island of Corfu, Greece.
He married in 1947, five years before Princess Elizabeth became Queen, and was the longest queen in British history.
In May 2017, Duke retired from his own royal mission program after engaging in more than 20,000 independent public engagements.
He was discharged last month after a month of treatment. According to Buckingham Palace, he was treated for existing heart disease.
Prince Phillip is set to rest at Windsor Castle today
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