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Prince Philip’s children to lead funeral procession as guest list confirmed


The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral cortege will be accompanied by his children and several of his grandchildren as he makes his final journey through Windsor Castle.

Prince Philip’s coffin will be taken to St. George’s Chapel, Windsor on a specially modified Land Rover with The Prince of Wales, The Princess Royal, The Duke of York and The Earl of Wessex walking alongside.

The Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex will also walk behind the coffin, on either side of Peter Phillips, the Duke’s eldest grandchild.

Princess Anne’s husband, Timothy Laurence, and the Duke’s nephew, the Earl of Snowdon, will also form part of the official procession that will make its way to St. George’s Chapel for the service on April 17th 2021.

It will be completed by Prince Philip’s private secretary, Brigadier Archie Miller-Bakewell and two of the Duke’s pages as well as two valets and a personal protection officer.

The Queen will be accompanied in the funeral procession by a lady in waiting. She will travel to the Chapel in her Bentley. Once inside The Queen, along with all those attending, will wear face masks throughout the service.

The full guest list for the funeral has been confirmed. As well as those in the procession, many senior members of the Royal Family will be in attendance. The Duchess of Cornwall, the Duchess of Cambridge and the Countess of Wessex will all be present.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s grandchildren will all also attend. Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, and Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, will be among the mourners as will Zara and Mike Tindall. The Duke of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra will attend along with Countess Mountbatten of Burman. Lady Sarah Chatto, daughter of Princess Margaret, will be present along with her husband, Daniel Chatto.

Three of Prince Philip’s relations are also attending the service. Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden will join the ceremony alongside Prince Donatus, Landgrave of Hesse and Prince Philipp of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

Prince Philip’s funeral takes place at 3pm on April 17th 2021.

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Lydia Starbuck is Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton, a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. June has been a reporter, producer and editor, picking up several awards over the years. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.