Prince Philip's Funeral Details: Prince Harry 'Will Be Attending', Buckingham Palace Confirms

Rodolfo Vieira
Apr 10, 2021
06:06 P.M.
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Prince Philip has recently passed away at the age of 99 and, just one day after his death, details of the funeral have already emerged. Not only that, but it is also known that Prince Harry will attend the ceremony.


This Saturday, it was announced that the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral will be taking place on April 17 and will be held at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

It has also been reported that the ceremony will only be attended by 30 members of the Royal family, including Prince Harry who will be traveling all the way from the United States to pay his respects to his grandfather.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, meeting members of the public during a visit to at Hamilton Square in Birkenhead, UK | Photo: Karwai Tang/WireImage



It is unlikely that his wife and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, will be in attendance as she was advised by her physician not to travel due to her pregnancy, as explained by Buckingham Palace.

The 36-year-old Prince will be returning to the U.K for the first time in over a year after moving to California in 2020 with Meghan and their son, Archie.


As aforementioned, the guest list is limited to only 30 people and it is expected that the Duke's immediate family, such as his children and grandchildren, will make up for most of those seats.

Until the service, the Duke will lie in rest at a small and private chapel at Windsor Castle.



Aside from a shorter guest list, those attending the funeral will also have to comply with the COVID-19 guidelines, so everyone will be required to wear a mask and respect the two-meter social distancing rule.

It is known that the funeral service will take start at 3 p.m. with a national minute's silence and will only take place within the grounds of Windsor Castle.

Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, mingling with guests during a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London, England | Photo: Victoria Jones - WPA Pool /Getty Images


There will be no public processions and the only way to witness the ceremony will be on television, as it will be broadcasted around the world. The public is advised not to travel to Windsor or any other royal palace.

Prince Philip's body will be transported to St. George's chapel in a Land Rover designed by himself on the day of the funeral. Until then, the Duke will lie in rest at a small and private chapel at Windsor Castle.