Prince Philip’s funeral held at St. George’s Chapel on grounds of Windsor Castle

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In this 2003 photo released by Buckingham Palace Friday April 16, 2021, a personal photograph of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh at the top of the Coyles of Muick, Scotland, in this photo taken by Sophie The Countess of Wessex in 2003. (The Countess of Wessex/Buckingham Palace via AP)

The funeral for Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, is being held on Saturday at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will only be 30 people in attendance, limited to close family.

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said last week that the funeral “very much reflects the Duke’s wishes.”

Philip died on April 9 at the age of 99. Married to Queen Elizabeth for 73 years, they have four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. All of the children and grandchildren, along with some of Philip’s Greek and German cousins, will be in attendance.

The funeral procession is beginning at 2:40 p.m. BST, or 9:40 p.m. ET. His coffin, flanked by eight pallbearers, will be placed in a modified Land Rover, which Philip helped design, and moved from Windsor Castle to St. George’s Chapel. Members of the armed forces will line the route and fire guns in salute during the procession.

Members of the royal family will walk behind the coffin, although Buckingham Palace said on Thursday that Princes William and Harry will not walk side-by-side. Their cousin, Peter Phillips, will walk between them.

In a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this month, Harry said although he and William had “been through hell together,” they were on “different paths.”

The Queen will arrive separately.

The funeral is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. BST, or 10 a.m. ET and will be televised throughout. It will not be a state funeral, but rather a ceremonial royal funeral, similar to what was held for the Queen Mother in 2002 and Princess Diana in 1997.

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King’s Troup Royal Horse Artillery rehearses on the Long Walk at Windsor Castle in Windsor, Thursday, April 15, 2021. Britain’s Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, died Friday April 9 aged 99. His funeral service will take place on Saturday at Windsor Castle.FRANK AUGSTEIN/AP

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