Buckingham Palace Reveals Guest List For Prince Philip’s Funeral

Only 30 guests will be attending Prince Philip’s funeral at Windsor Castle.

The guest list for Prince Philip's funeral has been confirmed.

Queen Elizabeth has had to make some "very difficult decisions" about who could attend the 3pm (10pm SGT) service at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday (Apr 17) because of coronavirus restrictions.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “At its heart it is still a family event. We are following the COVID guidelines.

“There was a limit on who could be invited as a guest and Her Majesty wanted to ensure that all branches of the duke’s family were there, and had to make some very difficult decisions about who would be there.

"For those that unfortunately can’t be there, I’m sure they will be making their own private arrangements about how they commemorate the duke, and indeed celebrate the duke."

The Duke of Edinburgh's four children — Princes Charles, Andrew, Edward and Princess Anne — will be joined by his grandsons Prince William and Harry in following the late royal's Land Rover hearse in a procession to the chapel.

prince philip funeral rehearsal
Farewell to the Prince: The rehearsals for the funeral of The Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, UK, taken on Apr 15, 2021. 

The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Dean of Windsor, who will lead the service, are not included in the 30.

Other guests include Charles' wife, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duchess of Cambridge, and all of Philip's grandchildren and their spouses, except for Harry's wife, Duchess Meghan, who has been advised to stay in the US as she's pregnant with the couple's second child.

The Queen will travel to the chapel in a state Bentley, but will be seated alone once inside to adhere to social distancing regulations.

Philip's great-grandchildren will not be present as they are too young.

The Duke of Edinburgh passed away peacefully on April 9, at the age of 99, at Windsor Castle.

The full list of guests:

1. The Queen

2. The Prince of Wales

3. The Duchess of Cornwall

4. The Duke of Cambridge

5. The Duchess of Cambridge

6. The Duke of Sussex

7. The Duke of York

8. Princess Beatrice

9. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

10. Princess Eugenie

11. Jack Brooksbank

12. The Earl of Wessex

13. The Countess of Wessex

14. Lady Louise Windsor

15. Viscount Severn

16. The Princess Royal

17. Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence

18. Peter Phillips

19. Zara Phillips

20. Mike Tindall

21. Earl of Snowdon

22. Lady Sarah Chatto

23. Daniel Chatto

24. Duke of Gloucester

25. Duke of Kent

26. Princess Alexandra

27. Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden

28. Prince Donatus, Landgrave of Hesse

29. Prince Philipp of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

30. The Countess Mountbatten of Burma

BBC World News (StarHub Ch 701) will provide live coverage of the funeral of HRH Prince Philip from Windsor Castle at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm (SGT), and the coverage of the ceremonial Funeral of the HRH the Duke of Edinburgh will be live from 7.30pm-11.20pm (SGT). — BANG SHOWBIZ 

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