The date of Prince Philip’s funeral was revealed by the journalist from Daily Mail royal family specialist Rebecca English via her account Twitter Saturday April 10, 2021. The funeral will be held at St George’s Chapel, Windsor on Saturday April 17, 2021 : “His coffin will remain in the Queen’s private chapel at the castle all week, before being transferred to a modified Land Rover he was involved in designing.” 30 handpicked guests will be present at the ceremony: the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the Duke of Edinburgh as well as his long-time staff, including his valet, page and private secretary. The guests will follow the coffin, except Queen Elizabeth II. They will be draped in the personal standard of the Duke of Edinburgh, along with a wreath of flowers, and will also carry his navy bonnet and sword to the chapel. The coffin will not cross the streets of London and the ceremony will take place within the grounds of Windsor Castle. Due to the health crisis, the public will not be allowed and a national minute of silence will be observed as Rebecca English specifies on her Twitter account: “A national minute of silence will take place at 3 p.m. at the start of the funeral. Although there is no public access, it will be fully televised and covered by journalists and photographers.”
Meghan Markle absent
Due to the recent setbacks between the royal family, Harry and Meghan Markle, the question of their arrival was burning on everyone’s lips. Pregnant with her second child, the mother of little Archie was unfortunately not allowed to fly. She will therefore not be present at Prince Philip’s funeral. Harry meanwhile will make the trip to pay a last tribute to the sovereign passed away on April 9, 2021. An eight-day national mourning began. It will be observed by the date of the funeral, also clarified Buckingham Palace.
Read also : VIDEO – Prince Philip spoke perfect French: surprising images revealed