We know that due to Covid, unfortunately the Prince will not be having a state funeral and there will be no formal procession throughout the streets of London. And to be honest, after watching Princess Diana’s funeral and the family walking behind her coffin, I am glad that we won’t have to see anyone following Phillips. I feel like the family deserves to be able to mourn in private and not on the worlds stage.
Because first and foremost, The Duke of Edinburgh was a husband, father, grandfather, and a great grandfather.
The plans for the funeral are in line with His Royal Highness’s own personal wishes.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 10, 2021
The occasion will recognise and celebrate The Duke’s life and more than 70 years of service to The Queen, the UK and the Commonwealth. pic.twitter.com/cDEx5nGbcc
We do know that the funeral will be taking place on Saturday 17 April 2021 at 3pm in St George’s Chapel, Windsor. 30 people will be attending the funeral in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines.
A palace spokesman said, “Although the ceremonial arrangements are reduced, the occasion will still celebrate and recognize the duke’s life and his more than 70 years of service to the Queen, the UK and the Commonwealth.”
“While there is sadness that the public will not be able to physically be part of events to commemorate the life of the duke, the royal family asks that anyone wishing to express their condolences do so in the safest way possible and not by visiting Windsor or any other royal palaces to pay their respects,″ the palace spokesman said. “The family’s wish is very much that people continue to follow the guidelines to keep themselves and others safe.″
The Queen has entered a mourning period of 8 days and after the funeral, The Royal Family is expected to enter 30 more days of a mourning period. All public appearances have been put on hold for the immediate future.
Our thoughts are with The Royal Family at this time.