LONDON – Queen Elizabeth II and the royal household will bid an especially restricted farewell to Prince Philip, Britain’s longest-serving royal consort, on Saturday.
The 30-member ceremony, to be held in Saint George’s Chapel at Windsor Citadel, will probably be watched by tens of millions on dwell broadcast, with the general public urged to remain away due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In response to the Royal household, there will probably be no public march whereas all of the mourners will put on masks, and the queen will sit alone on the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh.
The funeral nonetheless will comply with army and royal protocols, with the armed forces personnel lining the funeral path to the artillery salutes. His coffin will probably be borne to Windsor’s historic St George’s Chapel on a bespoke Land Rover hearse which he designed himself, repainted in army inexperienced.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Funeral will start with a nationwide minute’s silence at 3pm BST.
The service will probably be performed by the Dean of Windsor alongside the Archbishop of Canterbury. The hymns & readings have been chosen by The Duke. Go to https://t.co/hPKbNfhS1b for particulars. pic.twitter.com/CtOiaiN2qd
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Army personnel together with military bands, Royal Marine buglers are set to participate within the funeral whereas a gunshot will mark a minute’s silence which will probably be noticed throughout Britain on the stroke of three pm earlier than the funeral service begins.
The royals described Prince Philip as ‘the grandfather of the nation” who handed away on April 9, weeks after spending greater than a month for therapy of a coronary heart situation and an an infection.
He was an nearly fixed presence on the queen’s aspect throughout her record-breaking reign that started in 1952, as Britain rebuilt from World Struggle II and as its international empire started to unravel.