Funeral of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was scheduled for Saturday in England. He will be honored with an intimate funeral at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Philip’s coffin will be moved from the private chapel at Windsor Castle, where his body now lies, to the Inner Hall in preparation for the procession.
The 8-minute procession includes the Queen, Princess Anne, Prince Charles, Prince Edward, Prince Andrew, Prince Harry, Peter Phillips, Prince William, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, The Earl of Snowdon, Philip’s personal protection officer, Philip’s private secretary, two pages and two valets. A National Minute of Silence will be observed and the 50-minute funeral service, led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, will begin. other guests joining Queen Elizabeth in the chapel include Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Princess Kate, Zara and Mike Tindall, Princess Beatrice and husband Edoardo Mapellia Mozzi, Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank, Lady Sarah and Daniel Chatto, The Duke of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra, The Hereditary Prince of Baden, The Landgrave of Hesse, The Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and The Countess Mountbatten of Burma, a total of 30 guests. They will be seated six feet apart in The Quire at St. George’s Chapel. The congregation will wear masks during the service. The members of the royal family will not be in military uniform. Once the service has finished and the royal family has departed the chapel, everything becomes private.