The duke of Edinburgh will have a funeral with bands and a military escort, but only 30 of those close to him will be able to attend the ceremony this Saturday due to restrictions in UK for the coronavirus pandemic.
The farewell to Prince Philip, who died on April 9 at the age of 99, will take place in the Chapel of San Jorge, located in the castle of Windsor, less than 40 kilometers from London.
And it will start at 15:00 local time (16:00 GMT).
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This is the list of people who will be attending the funeral.
- Queen Elizabeth II
- Prince Charles, eldest son of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
- Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and wife of Prince Charles
- Princess Anne, only daughter of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
- Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, husband of Princess Anne
- Prince Andrew, Duke of York. Third son of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
- Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex. Fourth and last son of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
- Countess of Wessex, Sophie Rhys-Jones. Wife of prince edward
- Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Firstborn son of Prince Charles
The farewell to the prince will take place in a chapel at Windsor Castle. (Reuters).
- Catherine Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William
- Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. Second son of Prince Charles
- Peter Phillips, son of Princess Anne. Grandson of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
- Zara Tindall, daughter of Princess Anne. Granddaughter of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
- Mike Tindall, Zara’s husband
- Princess Beatrice, daughter of Prince Andrew
- Conde Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, exhibition of the princesa Beatriz
- Princess Eugenie, daughter of Prince Andrew
- Jack Brooksbank, husband of Princess Eugenie
- Luisa Mountbatten-Windsor, daughter of Prince Edward
- Viscount James Mountbatten-Windsor, second son of Prince Edward
- Edward, Duke of Kent. Cousin of Elizabeth II and grandson of King George V
- Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Cousin of Elizabeth II and grandson of King George V
- Princess Alexandra, cousin of Elizabeth II and granddaughter of King George V
- Prince Bernard of Baden. Grandson of one of Prince Philip’s sisters
- Prince Donatus of Hesse, distant cousin of Prince Philip
- Prince Philip of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. Grandson of one of Prince Philip’s sisters
- David Armstrong-Jones, son of Princess Margaret, sister of Elizabeth II
- Penelope Knatchbull, condesa Mountbatten de Burma
- Sarah Chatto, daughter of Princess Margaret, sister of Elizabeth II
- Daniel Chatto, Sarah’s husband
Elizabeth II married Felipe in 1947.
The procession to the Chapel of St. George for the funeral will be led by the band of the Grenadier Guards.
And it will be followed by the heads of the military high command, including the Chief of Defense Staff, Nicholas Carter, and First Admiral Tony Radakin.
The latter, after the death of Prince Philip, paid tribute to the duke’s naval career and stated that “he was one of us”.
Also in the procession will be Brigadier Archie Miller Bakewell, a personal protection officer.
Two escorts and a couple of personal assistants will accompany him in a vehicle from the British brand Land Rover.
Bakewell was Prince Philip’s private secretary and right-hand man for over a decade, and began working with him in 2010.
The dean of Windsor Chapel, the Reverend David Conner, will officiate at the funeral.
The other expected attendees will be four singers who will perform musical themes that were to the Duke’s taste.
Travis M. Andrews is a features writer for The Washington Post. He joined The Post in 2016 as a reporter for Morning Mix. He was previously a travel and culture editor for Southern Living magazine, a contributing pop culture reporter for Mashable and the Week, and a contributing editor for the Syfy blog Dvice. He also has freelanced for magazines, including Esquire, GQ and Time. He is the author of the coming book “Because He’s Jeff Goldblum,” a semi-rumination and semi-ridiculous look at the career of the enigmatic actor and an exploration of the shifting nature of fame in the 21st century, to be published in November by Plume.