The body of British Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, will be buried today, Saturday, in the Royal Cemetery at Windsor Palace.
At 14:40 GMT, Prince Philip’s coffin will be moved from the palace to St. George’s Church in Windsor for prayer.
At 15:00, a minute of silence will be announced throughout the United Kingdom, coinciding with the start of the funeral mass in the church, in the presence of only members of the royal family and the personal secretary of Prince Philip, headed by Queen Elizabeth.
Following the funeral ceremony, Prince Philip will be buried in the crypt of the royal family.
Buckingham Palace announced that, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it was forced to impose restrictions on the number of attendees at the funeral ceremonies and to significantly reduce the number of guests, from 800 to 30 people only.
This small group will include representatives from all branches of the Prince Philip family.
It will end with the burial of Prince Philip of national mourning, which was announced following the death of the Queen’s husband on April 9, at the age of 100.
The royal family published on its official Twitter account a memorial video of Prince Philip accompanied by a memorial poem written by British court poet Simon Armitage.
A montage to commemorate the extraordinary life of The Duke of Edinburgh, made unique by its sheer breadth of experience, and the wartime generation he was part of.
With words by the Poet Laureate,
The Patriarchs – An Elegy. pic.twitter.com/rUr1cNi8lS
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 17, 2021