On April 17th, the funeral of Prince Philip, the longest-serving royal consort in British history, will take place at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
Prince Philip’s death was announced by Buckingham Palace on April 9, 2021. The explanation read:
“It is with deep sadness that Her Majesty the Queen announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.”
Prince Philip will have a royal ceremonial funeral rather than a grand state funeral due to his own wishes, but the event will be much smaller than planned due to the pandemic.
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Cost of the funeral of Prince Philip
Prince Philip’s funeral will take place on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. CET at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
There will be a procession with the Duke’s children walking next to the hearse. Prince Philip was involved in the construction of a specially modified Land Rover hearse, which he had repainted in military green.
The chief of the British Armed Forces said the funeral will have Prince Philip’s “fingerprints everywhere” and “reflect his broad interests and attention to detail”.
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Although the funeral will only have 30 guests, the event will likely be expensive. Including: buses with military personnel, dozens of marshals directing people, street sweepers and gardeners.
The procession to the funeral service is led by the gang of grenadier guards, followed by the household department and the military service chiefs.
The exact cost of the funeral has yet to be released, although the Queen Mother’s funeral arrangements in 2002 cost more than £ 5.4 million (the police cost was £ 4.3 million and the Queen Mother’s lies £ 825,000. )
Due to guest restrictions due to the pandemic and Prince Philip’s desire for a smaller funeral (and no lies either), the event will most likely cost a lot less.
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How to watch Prince Philip’s funeral
You can watch the funeral of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on BBC One on Saturday 17th April from 12.30pm to 4.20pm and from 8.10pm to 9.10pm.
The event will also be broadcast on Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live, BBC World Service English, BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio Ulster at 2: 00-4: 10 pm.
It is also broadcast on BBC Radio Wales and local BBC radio, with start times varying.
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Who will attend Prince Philip’s funeral?
- Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence
- Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden
- Prince Donatus, Landgrave of Hesse
- Prince Philipp of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
- The Countess Mountbatten of Burma
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