THE DUKE of Edinburgh will get his dying wish of a small “no-fuss” military funeral, with just 30 mourners at the Windsor service, instead of a State funeral. Prince Philip's funeral will take place on Saturday, April 17, 2021, and will end with the Duke's body being taken to lie in the Royal Vault within St George’s chapel. Read our Prince Philip funeral live blog for the latest updates Where is St George's Chapel? St George's Chapel is situated on the grounds of Windsor Castle - where the Queen and Prince Philip live for most of the year. Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles had their televised blessing there in 2005, while it offers the couple a more low key venue than Westminster Abbey - where Prince William and Kate Middleton wed. St George's Chapel can accommodate 800 guests, whereas the Abbey seats 2,000. The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also took place at St George's Chapel in 2018. Another Royal wedding followed shortly … [Read more...] about Where is St George’s Chapel?
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Further details on the timings of Prince Philip's funeral have been revealed. The proceedings will take place on Saturday afternoon and will stay within the grounds of Windsor Castle to avoid crowds gathering during the coronavirus pandemic, but will be televised to the nation. Here is what we know about what will happen and when. 2.20pm to 2.27pm Members of the Royal Family who are not in the procession begin arriving at St George's Chapel, where the service is taking place. These include the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall. 2.27pm The band in the quadrangle begins to play music. The Land Rover which will carry the Duke of Edinburgh's coffin will enter the quadrangle. It has been specially modified and designed by the duke himself . A lifelong fan of Land Rover, the duke spent 16 years on the project and made changes including requesting a repaint in military green. 2.38pm The Duke of Edinburgh 's coffin will be lifted by … [Read more...] about Prince Philip: What will happen and when at the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral
The Queen will pause for a final 'moment of reflection' with Prince Philip just before his funeral. The monarch is expected to look at the Duke of Edinburgh's coffin from her moving car ahead of it being taken into St George's Chapel for the ceremony. It will be the last time the Queen is alone with her husband of more than 70 years before his funeral at Windsor Castle's chapel on Saturday. In honour of Philip's wishes, she has decided on 'each and every detail' for his ceremony to make sure it is as close to his plans as possible under the trying circumstances of the pandemic. Sign up to our newsletter to get the day's biggest news straight to your inbox The Mirror's newsletter brings you the latest news, exciting showbiz and TV stories, sport updates and essential political information. The newsletter is emailed out first thing every morning, at 12noon and every evening. Never miss a moment by signing up to our newsletter here . The Queen will sit on her own … [Read more...] about Queen to pause before funeral for final ‘moment of reflection’ alone with Philip
The coronavirus pandemic has forced hasty revisions to the long-rehearsed plans for the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral, with government guidelines limiting guests to just 30 WINDSOR (UNITED KINGDOM) - Final preparations were being made on Friday for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip, with the ceremony pared back due to coronavirus restrictions but still reflecting his long life of military and public service. Police patrolled the Long Walk outside the stately walls of Windsor Castle, where the funeral will be held on Saturday, as a steady stream of well-wishers left floral tributes. Broadcasters from around the world set up position outside the historic residence west of London for the most high-profile funeral of a senior royal since that of the Queen's mother in 2002. The coronavirus pandemic has forced hasty revisions to the long-rehearsed plans for the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral, with government guidelines limiting guests to just 30. But Buckingham … [Read more...] about Fine tuning for Prince Philip’s funeral
A cousin of Prince William and Harry will "act as mediator" between the brothers at Prince Philip's funeral, it is claimed. A service for the The Duke of Edinburgh is being held on Saturday after he died last week aged 99. Much of the talk in the lead-up to the event has centred on the reportedly tense relationship between William and Harry And it has now emerged that the brothers - who have not seen each other for a year - will not walk together at the funeral. Instead, cousin Peter Phillips will be walking between the two. The businessman is Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips' son and has been described as a "really nice guy". Do you have a view on this story? Let us know in the comments below A source close to Mr Phillips told The Telegraph his role would be to "act as mediator". "Pete is very diplomatic and gets on very well with both William and Harry," the insider is reported to have said. "Clearly there are still tensions between the brothers, … [Read more...] about Prince Harry and William’s cousin will ‘act as mediator’ between feuding brothers