Britain's Prince Philip to be laid to rest at royal ceremony

Saturday, April 17
UK


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Britain’s Prince Philip will be laid to rest today at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in just a few hours.

The ceremonial royal funeral is expected to be a low-key send-off to Philip, the longest-serving royal consort in British history. 

The ceremony is limited to 30 attendees, but the service is one that the Duke of Edinburgh had much participation in planning prior to his passing.

The Queen will be joined by her four children, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.

All funeral attendees will be required to wear face coverings while inside St. George's Chapel while those who are participating in the funeral procession will not be donning masks until they’ve entered the chapel.

Members of the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the Royal Air Force and the British Army plan to take part in the funeral procession. 

Philip’s coffin will be carried to St. George’s Chapel on a specially adapted Land Rover, which he designed himself.

The ceremonial royal funeral will be broadcast on BBC One from 12.30pm.

The service itself will start after a national minute's silence at 3.00pm.

Prince Philip died at Windsor Castle on Friday 9 April, aged 99.