What time is Prince Philip's funeral? How to watch on TV

Yolanda Curtis
April 17, 2021

When the Queen dies, he will be transferred to lie alongside her in the King George VI memorial chapel, which houses the remains of her father, George VI, her mother, and the ashes of her younger sister, Princess Margaret.

Under spring sunshine, some local residents stopped outside the castle to leave flowers on Saturday morning, but people largely heeded requests by police and the palace not to gather because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Prince Philip's funeral takes place in Windsor today (Credit: Splashnews.com) Windsor and Prince Philip: What time does the funeral start?

Statements of this nature normally come from both Prince Philip and the Queen and often begin with, "The Duke of Edinburgh and I". The palace said the casual, unposed photo was a favourite of the queen.

Prince Philip's funeral will be family focused and without the "fuss" he was keen to avoid.

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Prince Philip’s funeral takes place in Windsor today

Only his wife Queen Elizabeth II and the close royal family will be present at the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral, which the British are expected to follow on television rather than by traveling to Windsor.

Separately, more than 700 military personnel are set to take part, including army bands, Royal Marine buglers and an honour guard drawn from across the armed forces.

Philip drove several versions of the four-wheel-drive vehicle for decades until he was forced to give up his licence at 97 after a crash.

The coffin will be in a Land Rover designed by Prince Philip.

The congregation will mostly be close family, including the couple's four children: heir to the throne Prince Charles, 72, Princess Anne, 70, Prince Andrew, 61, and Prince Edward, 57.

Also in attendance will be Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, as well as the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry.

A minute's silence will be observed across the country on the stroke of 3:00 pm (1400 GMT) before the funeral service begins.

The Service will be led by the Dean of Windsor and prayers will be said by the Dean and the Archbishop of Canterbury.

TATOI, Greece - Prince Philip's life spanned a century of European history.

"He was at home with broad church, high church and low church, but what he really liked was short church", Chartres told the BBC.

'His hard work and the philosophy that the Duke of Edinburgh Awards have given so many young people is something that is constantly underlying our lives, and it's certainly something that I've always aspired to live up to'.

But the proceedings will be a royal funeral like no other for all those attending - with Windsors from different households having to sit two metres apart as they socially distance, including the Queen who will sit alone, with all guests wearing face masks and forbidden from singing under coronavirus rules.

"If Queen Victoria is considered the grandmother of Europe, Prince Philip is the uncle of Europe", said Vassilis Koutsavlis, president of the Tatoi Royal Estate Friends Association. Sam, who is based at HMS Heron in Yeovil, Somerset, is doing the same job at the same location as his late great-grandfather Peter Moth did many years ago, and was so keen to join the forces he signed up at the Shrewsbury recruitment centre in the Square on the first day he could, aged 15 and nine months.

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