Funeral plans for Prince Phillip have been set forward, following the announcement of The Duke of Edinburgh this mourning. The Queen has entered eight days of mourning following the death of her beloved husband today.
Due to the pandemic, there will be no public funeral, no procession, and The Duke will not lie in state. The Queen will not be making any public appearances and all affairs of state will be put on hold.
The funeral will take place at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
Following the eight days of mourning, the country is expecting a further period of official Royal Mourning. The country is expected to go into ten days of mourning and the Royal Family is expecting to go into 30 days of mourning.
Guards at the castle and in the UK are expected to wear black armbands during this time.
The Royal Family has launched an online book of condolences and are asking that all consider donating to charity rather than leave flowers at the palace.
An Online Book of Condolence is now available on the Royal website for those who wish to send a personal message of condolence: https://t.co/0w7Vd7kYq0— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 9, 2021
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to The Royal Family at this time.