Queen Elizabeth II reportedly had to “make some difficult decisions” while planning the funeral of Prince Philip.
The Duke of Edinburgh will be laid to rest at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on Saturday, and while Philip will be surrounded only by close friends and family, the choice is not lost on the Queen and she made it after giving the situation a careful thought.
Given the fact that the coronavirus and social distancing protocols limit the gathering to only 30 people, a Buckingham Palace spokesman told People magazine on Thursday that despite the public event likely to be Philip’s funeral, they “deal with a family funeral and at its heart is still a family event, “the spokesman said.
The Queen will be joined by the four children she shared with Prince Philip ̵
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In addition, each of Philip’s eight grandchildren, including Peter Phillips, Zara Tyndall, Prince William, Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn, will also attend the funeral.
Meanwhile, Prince William’s wife Kate Middleton, Zara Tyndall’s husband, Mike Tyndall, Princess Eugenie’s husband, Jack Brooksbank and Princess Beatrice’s husband, Edoardo Mapelli Motzi, will also join their royal husbands at the family event.
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All funeral participants will be required to wear face coverings while in St. George’s Chapel, while those attending the funeral procession will not wear masks until they enter the chapel.
Earlier, it was revealed that Prince Harry, 36, will not attend the funeral with his brother Prince William, 38. However, the two will join family members on a walk behind their grandfather’s coffin with their cousin and Princess Anne’s son – Peter Phillips – walking among the brothers.
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“Ironically, he would probably want to,” former palace spokeswoman Aylesa Anderson told People magazines about the intimate relationship. “No fuss, no worries. In his whole life, he never knew what it was about.”
A Buckingham Palace spokesman did not immediately respond to Fox News’s request for comment.