The British Weapons College said that the funeral of Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who died today, will not be official, and his body will be buried in Windsor Castle before the funeral in St George’s Church.
The college added in a statement: “The funeral will not be formal and the body will not be placed in an open coffin. The body of His Royal Highness will lie in Windsor Castle before the funeral in St. George’s Church. These arrangements are consistent with tradition and with the wishes of His Highness.”
“Funeral arrangements have been modified in light of the prevailing circumstances imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, and unfortunately, we ask people not to attend or participate in any funeral-related events,” she added.
Earlier in the day, British Queen Elizabeth II announced the death of her husband, Prince Philip, at the age of 100.
In the United Kingdom, public mourning was declared for the late prince, with flags at half-mast over official institutions.
The marriage between Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip lasted 73 years.
Prince Philip, who was to celebrate his 100th birthday on June 10, was transferred to a London hospital for several days last February.
Source: “Reuters” + agencies