Prince Harry may miss out on royal family gathering for this reason

Henrietta Strickland
April 16, 2021

But strict coronavirus rules in the United Kingdom could prevent the Duke of Sussex from attending any personal family events after Philip's funeral.

While Prince Philip's body now rests in the private chapel at Windsor Castle, the funeral procession will be held at the St George's Chapel of Windsor Castle, at 15:00 BST on Saturday 17 April.

William's younger brother, the Duke of Sussex, rushed back from his new home in California for the funeral.

The U.K mourns the loss of Prince Philip; Greg Palkot reports.

The arrangements for Operation Forth Bridge - which is the official code name for the Duke's death - has been planned for years.

Unlike a state funeral, Prince Philip's funeral will be limited to 30 select guests and will not be open to the public.

When and where will the funeral be held?

It will then be loaded onto a custom Land Rover the Duke helped to design for the short journey to St George's Chapel, which is inside the walls of Windsor Castle.

A British Army Land Rover ambulance is driven away from Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London, on April 15, 2021, after a rehearsal for the funeral of Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

The Buckingham Palace has revealed the list of people who will be attending the funeral.

There was speculation earlier this week that she would have to sit on her own because the smaller guest list means no one from her household is attending the ceremony. Gatherings of that size are not allowed other than for a funeral.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry will reunite at the funeral on Saturday.

A few of the Royal Family's German relatives will also attend the funeral, Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden, Prince Donatus, Landgrave of Hesse, and Prince Philipp of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

Even though the prince wanted a "low key" affair, palace sources have confirmed a grand, 42km public funeral procession was always part of the arrangements.

The Land Rover will depart the state entrance at 11:45pm, in a procession led by the Band of Grenadier Guards, of which Prince Philip was colonel. The Major General's party and military chiefs of staff follow thereafter. The Land Rover carrying the coffin will be accompanied by pallbearers from the Royal Marines and other regiments and corps associated with the duke.

However, she will be accompanied by a lady-in-waiting in the auto to and from St George's Chapel.

The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery will fire guns from the East Lawn.

The 30-guest limit does not count clergy officiating at the funeral: Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and David Conner, the Dean of Windsor. It will be the first time he joins the family since quitting royal duties past year.

Buckingham Palace says Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died aged 99.

Explaining the moment on Twitter, the MOD said: "The photos showcase the time that the then Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark was tasked to look after Princess Elizabeth after there was an outbreak of mumps which excused them from going to church". Reportedly, the Duke will be interred in the royal vault at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

As well as sitting alone in the quire of the chapel, the Queen and all other mourners will have a face covering on throughout the ceremony to be COVID compliant. What will follow thereafter?

But as the two were cousins, they had actually been at family events together before.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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