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Who will be attending Prince Philip’s funeral?

Who will be attending Prince Philip’s funeral?

Only 30 guests will be attending Prince Philip’s funeral due to coronavirus restrictions.

Who will be attending Prince Philip’s funeral?

The service, which will take place in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, is due to last 50 minutes and will be televised.

The funeral attendees will mostly be family members.

Here’s who has made the cut:

The Queen

Naturally, Prince Philip’s wife, Her Majesty The Queen will be in attendance. Their 73-year union made Philip the longest-serving consort of a reigning British monarch.

Philip and Elizabeth married in 1947, but they actually met years earlier when Philip was 13 and Elizabeth was eight. From 1939, at the age of 18, he began corresponding with the 13-year-old Princess Elizabeth.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall

Philip’s eldest son Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall have shared a number of moving tributes to the Duke of Edinburgh since his passing.

“My father, for I suppose the last 70 years, has given the most remarkable, devoted service to The Queen, to my family and to the country, but also to the whole of the Commonwealth,” Charles said.

“My dear Papa was a very special person.”

 

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Princess Anne and Sir Tim Laurence

Princess Anne has expressed her sadness at her father’s death, saying she was “never really ready” for him to pass away despite his old age.

“My father has been my teacher, my supporter and my critic, but mostly it is his example of a life well lived and service freely given that I most wanted to emulate,” Anne said.

“His ability to treat every person as an individual in their own right with their own skills comes through all the organisations with which he was involved.”

Prince Andrew

The third son of Philip and the Queen has largely avoided the spotlight since being caught up in controversy over his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein, but Prince Andrew has stepped out recently to pay tribute to his father.

“He was a remarkable man,” Andrew said.

“I loved him as a father, he was so, calm. If you had a problem, he would think about it. He was always someone you could go to and he would always listen. It’s a great loss.”

He said the Queen had described Philip’s passing as “having left this huge void in her life”.

Prince Edward, the Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise and Viscount Severn

Prince Edward, wife Sophie and their two children Louise and James will attend the funeral.

Philip’s youngest son has said his father had “a unique ability to make a lasting impression in a remarkably short time”.

“I, like all my family, have a lifetime of lasting impressions, inspiration, shared passions and love,” Edward said.

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge

Second in line to the throne Prince William and wife Catherine have been sharing family photos on social media in the wake of Prince Philip’s death, with some of them taken by the Duchess of Cambridge herself.

“I will always be grateful that my wife had so many years to get to know my grandfather and for the kindness he showed her,” William said.

“I will never take for granted the special memories my children will always have of their great-grandpa coming to collect them in his carriage and seeing for themselves his infectious sense of adventure as well as his mischievous sense of humour!”

Prince Harry

All eyes will be on Prince Harry when he makes his first public appearance since his bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.

He will not have his wife Meghan by his side for support – she was unable to fly from her home in Los Angeles as she is in the third trimester of her pregnancy.

Harry shared some touching memories in a statement of his grandfather, describing him as “master of the barbecue, legend of banter and cheeky right ‘til the end”.

“He has been a rock for Her Majesty The Queen with unparalleled devotion, by her side for 73 years of marriage, and while I could go on, I know that right now he would say to all of us, beer in hand, ‘Oh do get on with it!’” Harry said.

Peter Phillips

It’s believed Princess Anne’s son Peter Phillips will be between a feuding Prince Harry and Prince William when the Royal Family walks behind Prince Philip’s coffin at the funeral.

“I’m not sure one envies Peter Phillips here,” royal expert Sarah Gristwood told Sky News.

“But, of course, luckily, you might say, a sober demeanour is appropriate.”

Zara and Mike Tindall

Princess Anne’s daughter Zara, whose son Lucas’ middle name is Philip in honour of the Duke of Edinburgh, was said to have shared a close bond with her grandfather.

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

Prince Andrew’s eldest daughter does not have an official social media channel, but she has previously spoken of her fondness of her grandfather.

In an ITV documentary in 2016, she fought back tears as she talked about her “fabulous grandfather”.

“When I talk about my grandfather, I really get quite emotional,” she said.

“Because he is the most unique person and I’m very lucky there have been so many times where I have been able to share magical moments with my grandfather.”

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank

Princess Eugenie, whose son August also has the middle name Philip, shared a particularly heartwarming tribute to Instagram.

“I remember learning how to cook, how to paint, what to read. I remember laughing at your jokes and asking about your spectacular life and service in the navy,” she wrote.

“I remember incinerating the sausages and you swooping in to save the day. I remember your hands and your laugh and your favourite beer.

“I will remember you in your children, your grandchildren and great grandchildren.”

 

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Here are the other family members who will also be in attendance:

The 2nd Earl of Snowdon – Princess Margaret’s son and Prince Philip’s nephew.

Lady Sarah Chatto and Daniel Chatto – Princess Margaret’s daughter and her husband.

The Duke of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra – The Queen’s cousins.

Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden; Prince Donatus, Landgrave of Hesse and Prince Philipp of Hohenlohe-Langenburg – Philip’s German relatives.

The Countess Mountbatten of Burma – the wife of Earl Mountbatten, Norton Knatchbull, the grandson of Philip’s beloved uncle the 1st Earl Mountbatten, who was murdered by the IRA in 1979.

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