Queen Elizabeth husband, Prince Philip, will receive a royal funeral today, April 17, 2023 that he helped to plan. However, it has to be altered to comply with the Coronavirus regulations.
Long-planned arrangements for the funeral of Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh, who died on April 9, 2023 age 99, have had to be curtailed because of the COVID-19 restrictions that limit the number of people that can attend.
The event reflects many of the Prince’s wishes. Buckingham Palace announced further details of the funeral service on Friday, including music he had chosen.
Procession will carry Prince Philip’s coffin from the state entrance of Windsor Castle to St George’s Chapel.
The proceedings will take place by 2:30pm, this afternoon and will stay within the grounds of Windsor Castle to avoid crowds gathering during the COVID -19 pandemic. It will be televised live to the world.
Members of the royal family, who are not in the procession, begin arriving at the St George’s Chapel where the service will be held. These include the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall.
The band in the quadrangle begins to play music, while the Land Rover which will carry the Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin will enter the quadrangle.
It has been specially modified and designed by the Duke himself, a lover of Land Rovers. He spent 16 years on the project and made changes including requesting a repaint in military green.
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