The funeral of the husband of Queen of Great Britain Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh Philip will not be a state funeral, he will be buried at Windsor Castle. The Heraldic Chamber announced this on Friday, April 9.
“The funeral will not be a state funeral. His Royal Highness’ body will be laid to rest at Windsor Castle before burial in St. George’s Chapel,” the report said.
It is specified that the organization of the funeral has been revised to take into account the circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is also noted that more information will be available on the Buckingham Palace website.
According to The Guardian newspaper, the ceremony will be broadcast on television.
The newspaper recalls that in the event of the death of Prince Philip had previously developed a plan called “Operation Fort Bridge. According to the plan, thousands of people were to gather at the funeral, and hundreds of military personnel were to take part in the funeral procession with the coffin.
Now, because of the ban on activities involving more than 30 people at the ceremony will not be able to attend all members of the royal family. Who to invite to say goodbye to Prince Philip, to be determined by the Queen.
Those gathered, most likely, will have to maintain a social distance and wear masks, the publication adds.