The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip died on April 9, 2021, two months before his 100th birthday, at the age of 99. The cause of death was listed as “old age” on the death certificate signed by Sir Huw Thomas, the head of the Royal Medical Household.

The Duke had requested a smaller funeral, but changes were made to the plan to bring it in compliance with COVID-19 requirements, which included quarantine for family members travelling from abroad.

Prince Philip Funeral

The Duke of Edinburgh received a royal ceremonial funeral rather than a state funeral, as is customary for kings. His wishes were said to be for a military funeral at St George’s Chapel and burial alongside his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, in King George VI’s Memorial Chapel.

The event was seen by an estimated 13.6 million viewers in the United Kingdom and 13.8 million in the United States. The coffin was to be carried through Windsor Castle by the Grenadier Guards in a specially-designed Land Rover Defender hearse that the Duke helped design.

The procession route was lined by personnel from the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, The Highlanders, 4th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland, and the Royal Air Force.

Around 730 members of the Armed Forces attended the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral at Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel. A nationwide minute of silence was held at 3 p.m., with members of The Rifles forming a guard of honour. The Dean of Windsor and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby officiated during the funeral service.

Who attended Prince Philip’s Funeral?

Because of the COVID-19 epidemic, there were restrictions on the number of people who could attend the burial, which reduced the number of people who could attend to 30.

This restriction did not apply to those who were involved in the funeral, such as pallbearers and clergy. As a result, only members of the Royal Family and a limited number of relatives attended inside the chapter

Who attended Prince Philip’s Funeral?

The Queen Widow
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall Son and daughter-in-law
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Grandson and granddaughter-in-law
The Duke of Sussex Grandson
The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence Daughter and son-in-law
Peter Phillips Grandson
Zara and Michael Tindall Granddaughter and grandson-in-law
The Duke of York Son
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi Granddaughter and grandson-in-law
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank Granddaughter and grandson-in-law
The Earl and Countess of Wessex Son and daughter-in-law
The Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor Granddaughter
Viscount Severn Grandson
The Duke of Gloucester Second cousin once removed
The Duke of Kent First cousin once removed
Princess Alexandra, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy First cousin once removed
The Earl of Snowdon Nephew
The Lady Sarah and Daniel Chatto Niece and nephew-in-law
The Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg Great-nephew
The Hereditary Prince of Baden Great-nephew
The Landgrave of Hesse Third cousin once removed
The Countess Mountbatten of Burma


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