Prince Phillip funeral plans

Funeral preparations are under way for Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, who died on Friday aged 99.

The ceremonial royal funeral will be held at St George’s Chapel, in the grounds of Windsor Castle, at 10:00 am Eastern Standard Time this Saturday.

The event will be televised.

He will lie at rest in the private chapel at Windsor Castle until the day of the funeral.

The duke will have a ceremonial funeral, rather than a state funeral.

Coronavirus restrictions on crowds and numbers attending funerals mean the duke’s ceremonial funeral will be much lower key than if it had happened in other times – although the Palace says this very much “reflects the duke’s wishes” and it will still “celebrate and reflect” a life of service.

After the service, the duke will be interred in the royal vault.

 

PHOTO: A selection of newspaper front pages photographed on Saturday shows the scope of the coverage of the death of Prince Philip. The Duke of Edinburgh died on Friday at the age of 99. (Kirsty O’Connor/Press Association/The Associated Press)

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