Britain’s Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth’s husband who died on Friday aged 99, will have a ceremonial funeral on Saturday, April 17 without any public access or public procession, Buckingham Palace said.
The funeral will take place at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle at 3pm local time on April 17.
“It will be what’s known as a ceremonial royal funeral,” a Buckingham Palace spokesman said. “The plans for the funeral are very much in line with the Duke of Edinburgh’s own personal wishes.”
There will be no public access, no public processions and the funeral will take place entirely within the grounds of Windsor Castle.
The queen has approved the plans. The service will begin with a national minute of silence. At the end of the service Philip will be interred in the Royal Vault in St George’s Chapel.
Buckingham Palace said their grandson Prince Harry would attend.
Prince Charles paid a personal tribute to his “dear papa” Prince Philip, saying the royal family missed him enormously and he would have been amazed at the touching reaction across the world to his death.
“As you can imagine, my family and I miss my father enormously,” Charles, the couple’s eldest son and heir to the throne, said outside his Highgrove House home in west England.
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