Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth, will be 17. April buried. He was at the 9. April died at the age of 99. Normally, royal funerals are big events with many invited guests and thousands of spectators.
Due to the Corona pandemic, however, such a funeral is not possible. The ceremony will be held in a small circle – limited to just one 30 guests, the maximum number for funerals according to the British Corona rules. We will report in detail about the funeral of Prince Philip in the blog.
But who is among the circle of participants set by Queen Elizabeth? These guests are most likely to attend the funeral, according to British media reports.
Funeral of Prince Philip: These are the likely guests
Guests at Prince Philip's funeral are expected to include the closest members of the royal family. These include the children of Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth:
- Prince Charles and wife Camilla
- Princess Anne and husband Sir Timothy Laurence
- Prince Edward and wife Sophie Wessex
- Prince Andrew
Also all Grandchildren of the royal couple and their spouses will most likely attend:
- Peter Phillips
- Zara Tindall and husband Mike
- Prince William and wife Kate
- Prince Harry
- Princess Beatrice and husband Edoardo Mozzi
- Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank
- Lady Louise Windsor
- Viscount Severn
The Queen will probably invite her cousins as well. These include Princess Alexandra, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke and Duchess of Kent, and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. In addition, the Earl of Snowdon and Lady Sarah Chatto could,the children of the Queen's late sister Princess Margaret.
Who will not attend the funeral of Prince Philip?
Meghan Markle, wife of Prince Harry, will not be attending the funeral. She is currently pregnant and remains in California because of the increased risk of corona.
Also the ten Great-grandson of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip may stay away from the ceremony as they are all still very young. The great-grandchildren include Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, the children of Prince William and Kate, and Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, the son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.