Prince Philip’s funeral: All the details on Saturday’s arrangements and who will be attending

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The details of Prince Philip's funeral have been confirmed, with the ceremony set to take place on Saturday 17 April at 3pm at St George's Chapel, inside the grounds of Windsor Castle, where the Duke of Edinburgh passed away.

The Duke of Edinburgh, who was said to have wanted little fuss at the ceremony, will have his body laid to rest within the private chapel in Windsor Castle, which is also where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got hitched.

The arrangements are codenamed Forth Bridge, after the Scottish landmark and UNESCO World Heritage Site, and alterations have been made to ensure the service is in line with coronavirus measures.

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Where will Prince Philip’s funeral take place?

Prince Philip’s ceremonial royal funeral will take place on Saturday 17 April in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

The arrangements will be in line with government guidance, and guests will adhere to social distancing rules.

The Royal Family will have to abide by strict outfit protocols for the service, and will swap their wardrobes around for darker colours and mainly black items.

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Who will attend Prince Philip’s funeral?

Coronavirus measures mean only 30 people will be able to attend the funeral. Before this, 800 were set to be invited before the pandemic.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he will not attend in order to free up a space for others.

Public processions will not take place, and the public has been urged not to turn up at the royal residences.


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Prince Harry is in quarantine in the UK and will attend the service after flying over from Los Angeles, The Sun has reported.

The guest list of attendees is unknown, but the Queen and members of the immediate family will be at the service.

The Queen’s four children and their partners are also expected to attend the ceremony.



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This includes Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Anne and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, Prince Andrew, and the Earl ad Countess of Wessex.

Prince Philip’s grandchildren will also be there; Peter Philips; Zara Tindall; Prince William; Prince Harry; Princess Beatrice; Princess Eugenie; Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn.

Other attendees at the funeral could include Princess Beatrice’s husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

What proceedings will take place during Prince Philip’s funeral?

The duke's coffin will be carried to the entrance of Windsor Castle by a Bearer Party of The Queen's Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards.

The coffin will then be placed into a specially modified Land Rover, which Philip helped to design, and it will be transported to St George’s Chapel.

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The procession from the state entrance to the West Steps will take eight minutes, and members of the Royal Family will take part in the procession on foot, behind Prince Philip’s coffin, alongside staff from his household.

Guns will be fired by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery from the east lawn of Windsor Castle during the procession, and the Curfew Tower Bell will toll.

The coffin will be received at the foot of the West Steps, and the national anthem will play as it enters the Horseshoe Cloister.

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A party of Royal Marines will then carry the coffin up the steps, before pausing for the minute’s silence.

The coffin will be received by the Dean of Windsor together with the Archbishop of Canterbury, and most of the procession will stay outside of the chapel, expect for members of the Royal Family and the duke's private secretary Archie Miller Bakewell.

The funeral service will then begin as the coffin enters St George’s Chapel.

How can you watch Prince Philip's funeral?

The ceremony will be televised live on BBC One and on BBC iPlayer.

BBC One will be broadcasting the service live on April 17 from 3pm.

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