THE UK and the Royal Family are in mourning over the death of Prince Philip, who has passed away at the age of 99.
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When is Prince Philip’s funeral?
The funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh will take place at St George’s Chapel at 3pm next Saturday (April 17).
Will Prince Philip have a state funeral?
As the consort of the Queen, Prince Philip is entitled to a state funeral.
But the Duke of Edinburgh will not be given one as expressed by his own wishes.
Instead, he will be given a military funeral, with a private service held at St George’s Chapel in Windsor and burial in Frogmore Gardens.
Had the Duke of Edinburgh requested a state funeral, it would have likely involved a military procession to Westminster Abbey where his body would lie in state for members of the public to pay their respects.
A service at either Westminster Abbey or St Paul’s Cathedral would have followed, before burial in St. George’s Chapel.
What are the funeral details?
The Duke of Edinburgh will be given a military funeral, with a private service held at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle with just 30 mourners and burial in Frogmore Gardens.
Sadly there will be no public procession.
Prince Philip’s body is currently resting in the private chapel at Windsor Castle and will be moved on April 17 to St George’s Chapel ahead of the funeral.
The funeral will begin with a national minute’s silence at 3pm and will be broadcast live on TV.
The poignant ceremony will end with his body being taken to lie in the Royal Vault within St George’s chapel.
The coffin will be moved to the state entrance of Windsor Castle on April 17 by a bearer party from the Grenadier Guards – the elite Queen’s Company regiment at Windsor.
The ceremonial procession will set off from the state entrance at 14.45pm with the Prince of Wales and members of Royal Family following on foot behind the coffin.
The Prime Minister won’t be a part of the restricted group-of-30 allowed to attend the funeral, No 10 has said.
The decision has been made so that the limited spaces can be taken up by grieving members of the Royal Family.
The Queen has approved Boris Johnson’s recommendation to have a period of national mourning starting on Friday April 9 and ending on Saturday April 17.
The Royal Family will observe two weeks of mourning.