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Funeral of Prince Philip, when and how the ceremony will take place

Britain has declared an 8-day national mourning. Meanwhile, the funeral celebrations are being prepared at Windsor Castle, which will take place privately.

The death of Prince Philip marks a historic moment for Great Britain: the Duke of Emburg leaves a few months after the milestone of 100 years, of which 73 spent alongside Queen Elizabeth II as Prince Consort. As required by the strict royal protocol, the events and celebrations following his death had been planned for some time, organized under the code name of Operation Forth Bridge : for Prince Philip the funeral ceremony will be of a private nature – albeit obviously with all the honors of the case -, as he himself, it seems, would have asked. At the moment there are no live TV programs. (Read more Prince Philip, the noble shadow of a great queen like Elizabeth II, died )

The funeral ceremony will take place within the next 10 days in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, and the body will likely be interred in the nearby Frogmore Mausoleum. Under the laws currently in force in England due to the Covid pandemic, a maximum of 30 people can attend funerals. It will be the Queen who will determine who will be the members of the Royal Family who will be able to attend, while the participation of world and royal leaders from other countries is not expected. The Queen will observe a period of mourning during which she will cancel all public appearances: eight days that have already been proclaimed as national mourning.

On the front of the royal line of succession , however, there will be no change. Prince Charles is currently the first designated heir, followed by his eldest son, Prince William, and then his three children, George, Charlotte and Louis. Any further communication regarding Prince Philip’s funeral ceremony, such as the date and time of the event, will pass through the Royal Family’s website and official channels.

 

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