Prince Philip’s funeral procession route unveiled as Land Rover he designed will carry coffin to Chapel

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Prince Philip's funeral has been meticulously planned, leaving nothing to chance as he embarks on one final journey before being laid to rest on 17 April.

The funeral of the late 99 year old, who sadly died on Friday 9 April, will take place at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, where the Royal family as well as members of his German family will come together for a ceremonial farewell.

With exact timings of the procession having been unveiled, it's been revealed the Duke of Edinburgh will continue to rest inside a Private Chapel before the main event takes place, where he will be draped in his personal standard equipped with his naval cap and a wreath of family flowers on top.

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He will then be moved to the entrance of the Inner Hall of Windsor Castle, where he will be loaded into a Land Rover he designed himself.

At 2pm, the Lord Chamberlain, the Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle will make their way into the Inner Hall, where the Dean of Windsor will say prayers before they all go to St George's Chapel to officiate.

Military lines, consisting of those who recognise Philip's time in the Royal Navy, will then be formed up Frogmore Drive and Mausoleum Road.

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Prince Philip will then move through castle grounds with members of the Royal family set to follow the procession on foot.

The Queen will arrive in her Bentley, at the rear of the procession, where it will pause briefly before making it's way to Galilee Porch, where Her Majesty, 94, will be received by the Dean of Windsor.

A minute's silence will take place at 3pm before the coffin is taken into St George's chapel.

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Near the end of the service, a Royal Marine will play the Action Stations, sounded by naval warships, which will mean: "All hands must go to battle stations" – a tradition in naval funerals that will honour Philip's service during World War II.

A senior palace official said: “I think it just goes to show the level of detail that the Duke went into around his own funeral service.

“It is a fitting testimony to remind many people who might not realise that the Duke saw active service in the Second World War aboard a ship in the Royal Navy.”

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While a royal source told Mirror Online: "The symbolism of his final call will not be lost on the family.

"That even in the Duke’s final moments before he is laid to rest he was calling on his troops, his family, to man their posts.

“The Duke often spoke to his family about the need to support the Queen and the institution and perhaps there is no more poignant time than this given the recent history and controversies raging within the family."

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