Prince Philip’s funeral will take place next Saturday, April 17th. His grandson, Prince Harry, will attend the funeral. Buckingham Palace was announced on Saturday.
The funeral, which is taking place at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, is not open to the public due to the Corona crisis. The service is broadcast on national television. It wouldn’t be a state funeral, as Prince Philip didn’t want it.
Shortly before the ceremony begins, a minute of silence is held across the UK. The body of the Duke of Edinburgh was brought to the chapel in a Land Rover of his design.
No comments have been made yet about the guest list, but only 30 people are welcomed under the UK Corona rules so Prince Harry is one of them. He is on his way from the United States. His wife, Megan Markle, is still in the back. It is not recommended to travel due to its heavy load.
Buckingham Palace assures that while on duty attendees will adhere to the procedures, which means the royal family will wear mouth masks.
The last time a state funeral was held for a member of the British royal family was in 2002. That was when Queen Elizabeth I, the mother of Queen Elizabeth II, died at the age of 101. Then about 200,000 people came to say goodbye at Westminster Hall. Earlier that year, Princess Margaret had passed away.