New Details Have Begun to Emerge About Prince Philip’s Funeral
If you have ever planned a funeral, first of all, we’re sorry for your loss, and secondly, you know that there is a lot of planning to do. It has only been 3 days since Prince Philip passed away, but already, funeral arrangements are well underway.
Prince Philip passed away in the morning on Friday April 9, 2021. His funeral is scheduled for Saturday April 17, 2021. That gives his family a week to plan and prepare.
Almost a week ahead of the funeral, his grandson, Prince Harry has arrived in the UK. He flew from his home in California, and it is not clear yet where he will be staying. This is the first time he has been in the UK in over a year.
Prince Philip will have a very small funeral. Only members of the royal family will attend, and the guest list is limited to 30 people. That means that some members of the royal family will not be able to attend in-person. However, we do know that Prince Harry will be attending the funeral.
Watch the video below to learn more about the funeral plans for Prince Philip as well as who will and will not be there.
Prince Philip is currently lying in rest in a private chapel in Windsor Castle. On the day of the funeral, he will be transported to St. George’s Chapel for the funeral. A royal flag will be placed on his coffin along with a naval cap and a royal naval officer’s sword.
The main reason the funeral will be so small is because of coronavirus restrictions, but a small funeral also reflect’s Prince Philip’s wishes. He didn’t want a big fuss to be made for his funeral. The funeral is expected to be a celebration of his life.
The UK is currently in a period of mourning that will last through the day of the funeral. The public is not allowed to attend the funeral in-person, and the royal family has even asked the public not to leave flowers at royal residences. The royal family has requested that anyone who was considering leaving flowers donate to charity instead.
Even though the funeral will not be open to the public, the funeral will be televised. In the UK, it will air on the BBC. The funeral is scheduled to take place at 3pm local time.
Does it surprise you that Prince Philip’s funeral will only have 30 guests in attendance?