Khabarni website: Prince Philip’s will: Shear me without fanfare


In the United Kingdom, preparations are underway for the funeral of Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II of Britain, who died Friday at the age of 100.

According to the sources, the details will be announced in the coming days, but it is expected that it will be an event that includes a royal ceremony and not a major government affair, as usually happens with the death of the king or queen.

The British government announced that British and local flags will be at half-mast on all government buildings until 08:00 GMT the day after the funeral, and flags will also be at half-mast on the royal buildings, in which the Queen does not reside.

The royal flag, which represents sovereignty and the continuation of the monarchy, is never reversed, as it is raised completely where the queen is, according to the same sources.

And the restrictions on gatherings to curb the Corona virus in England led to the amendment of pre-prepared plans for the days leading up to the funeral and for the funeral itself.

Members of the public were asked not to attempt to attend any of the funeral ceremonies, in line with public health advice.

The royal family also asked people not to place flower bouquets near the royal residence.

On the royal family’s website, members of the public were asked to consider making a donation to a charity rather than placing flowers in memory of the Duke. Also, on the royal family’s website, there is a condolences book in which the public can write their condolences.

Outside Buckingham Palace, a painting announcing the death of the Duke was displayed outside, but was later removed due to concerns that it would attract crowds, and despite this, people began to leave flowers and cards outside the palace and at Windsor Castle, despite requests not to do so.

Prince Philip reportedly requested that his funeral be held with the least amount of fanfare and that the body would not be reclaimed until the mourners had a last look, and the body would remain in Windsor Castle until the time of the funeral.

But the royal commission, which helps organize official events, said the plans for the Duke’s funeral “are in line with the custom and desires of His Royal Highness.”

Prince Philip’s flag is expected to be raised at the funeral, and the flag represents elements of his life, from his Greek heritage to his British titles.

According to previous arrangements made in advance of Prince Philip’s death, it was expected that thousands of people would gather in London and Windsor, and some even intended to stay overnight at the funeral site to obtain a privileged location to watch the military march.

Hundreds of armed forces personnel were also planned to line the streets in the Duke’s honor, along with thousands of police officers to control the crowd.

But since the pandemic began to spread, organizers have been working on contingency plans that would avoid attracting mass gatherings in the event of the Duke’s death.

There were reports that the Queen is considering changes to plans for funerals and celebrations, in light of current government advice and social distancing rules.

It is believed that Prince Philip’s coffin will be transported on the day of the funeral a short distance to St. George’s Chapel for mass.

Coronavirus restrictions in England mean that only 30 people will be allowed to attend, with social distancing in mind.

Details of invited guests or family members have not been released.

It is likely that Prince Harry will attend the funeral, and the Duke of Sussex lives in the United States with the Duchess of Sussex and has not returned to Britain since he stepped down from the position of one of the royal dignitaries last year, according to the BBC.

Kings, queens, princes and princesses are buried in the church’s royal crypt.


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