Philip will be rested around noon. 15 London time Saturday 14 July. Only 30 people, among them Philip’s closest relatives in the royal family, are set to attend the service due to Britain’s current coronavirus restrictions.
Since his death, Philip’s body has lain dormant at a private chel at Windsor Castle.
Funeral day, around noon. 14.40 in London, the body is to be moved into a Land Rover equipped as a liqueur, according to Buckingham Palace’s plans. The car then drives the less than ten minute drive to St. George’s Chel, also at Windsor Castle.
Along the way, the road will be lined with military personnel in recognition of the deceased prince’s naval service. A band will precede Land Rover, flanked by members of the Royal Marines and other regiments affiliated with the late prince.
Weapons will be fired and bells toll.
Nine members of the royal family are expected to walk behind the coffin. Prince Harry, who has returned from California to attend the funeral, must be among them. The queen will take a separate position behind the procession. Some employees from Philip will also attend.
About five minutes to three, the procession should arrive at the western steps of St. George’s Chel, to play the national anthem, God Save the Queen, followed by a nautical call on pipes will then be played as the coffin is carried up the stairs, according to the BBC.
The Dean of Windsor and the Archbishop of Canterbury are to meet the coffin at the top. They will then enter with the body for the service along with the royal family and Philip’s private secretary.
At three o’clock in the afternoon the nation holds a minute’s silence in memory of the late Duke of Edinburgh.
Inside the chel, all 30 guests must wear face masks. A choir is expected to sing a song chosen by the deceased prince stationed away from the congregation in accordance with public health rules, according to the castle.
The service is expected to last for 50 minutes. Upon completion, Philip’s coffin is lowered into the Royal Vault. The Archbishop of Canterbury will then offer a blessing and the choir will sing the national anthem in another rendition to conclude the ceremony.
As Philip’s coffin continues to St. George’s Chel, it must be wrapped in his personal flag and carry a wreath and his navy dec c and sword.
The flag of Philip comprises four parts: a castle representing his title; a white cross from the Greek national flag, referring to his Greek royal family; lions and heat from a Danish coat of arms symbolizing his Danish royal ancestry; and black and white strips representing the Mountbatten family on his British sideaccording to the BBC.
Philip helped design the Land Rover to carry his body.
A lifestyle lover of Land Rovers, he began planning the project 18 years ago, according to Buckingham Palace.
Throughout the procession, members of regiments and corps associated with the late prince will be present, reflecting the veteran’s World War II admiration for the military.
According to palace custom, members of the royal family will enter the chel in a predetermined order. Inside, Philip’s many medals and decorations will be placed on pillows by the altar, according to the BBC.
Britain’s current eight-day mourning period will end the day of burial. Flags, however, continue to fly in the half mast until the day after the funeral.
The royal family will then go into yet another for weeks of mourning. During this time, they will continue to attend functions, often while wearing black mourning ribbons, the BBC reported.
The palace has requested that mourners not gather to publicly respect instead of the pandemic. Crowds laying flowers and taking photos outside Buckingham Palace and Windsor Palace are nonetheless expected to continue.