The Duke of Edinburgh will not have a State Funeral and his coffin won’t lie in state ahead of his burial, it has been confirmed.
Prince Philip’s coffin will instead rest inside Windsor Castle before his funeral takes place at St. George’s Chapel. It is understood this is at the request of the Duke of Edinburgh.
Full details of his funeral are yet to be shared by the Royal Family but they have been reviewed because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As a result of the continuing health emergency, members of the public are being asked not to travel to Windsor to pay their respects or to make any attempt to try and view the funeral itself.
Pandemic restrictions currently mean that only 30 people are permitted at funerals in England. That number remains the same from April 12th when other health rules change.
Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh died on April 9th 2021 at Windsor Castle.