Preparations are underway for Prince Phillip’s funeral, who died aged 99 last Friday 9 April.
The funeral will take place on Saturday 17 April at 3pm, at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.
While the Duke of Edinburgh is entitled to a full state funeral, he will not have one. Prince Philip opted for a funeral with minimal fuss and will not be lying in state (where members of the public would have been able to view his coffin).
The funeral, formally known as a ceremonial royal funeral, will still be stripped back due to Covid-19 restrictions, though.
Guests are limited to 30 people and members of the public have been urged not to travel to Westminster to pay their respects. It will, however, be aired live on the BBC.
When is Prince Philip’s Funeral?
Prince Philip’s funeral will begin at 2:40pm on Saturday 17 April when the coffin will be carried out onto the Quadrangle and placed onto a modified Land Rover designed by the Duke.
The procession will begin at 2:45pm and the service will start at 3pm, when a minute of silence will be held to pay tribute to the prince consort.
How Can I Watch Prince Philip’s Funeral
Prince Philip’s funeral will be televised live on BBC One and on BBC iPlayer.
Before Covid-19, there would likely have been some 800 guests at the Duke’s funeral. Due to the restrictions, only 30 friends and family members will be able to attend.
Following the service, Prince Philip will be privately interred in the Royal Vault of St George’s Chapel. However, this will not be his final resting place.
The duke will be transferred to the King George VI memorial chapel when the Queen dies to lie beside her as his final resting place.