Queen and royals will wear Covid masks to Prince Philip’s funeral

The Royal Family, including the Queen, will wear a face mask to Prince Philip’s funeral on Saturday, April 17.

Her Majesty, 94, will not be exempt from Covid rules as she lays her beloved husband, who died at his Windsor Castle home.

Just 30 mourners will be present at the funeral, which will be a private event as per the Duke of Edinburgh’s wishes.

Prince Philip’s coffin will be carried from Windsor Castle to St George’s Chapel in the back of an open-top Land Rover that he helped develop with the Army.

Further details about the event will be released on Thursday, Buckingham Palace told Daily Star.

At this time, Philip's funeral is expected to begin at 2.40pm with the assembly of the procession.

Prince Charles and other Royals, including Prince Harry and Prince William, will then walk behind the land rover once it begins moving at around 2.45pm.

His coffin, which will be draped in the Duke's personal standard., is scheduled to arrive at St George's Chapel at 2.53pm before it is taken inside.

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The Royal Family, and the entirety of the UK, will pay their respects with a minute's silence at 3pm.

Prince Philip's formal ceremony will begin after the nationwide minute's silence ends.

Although the Duke of Edinburgh will rest in the Royal Fault at Windsor, he will one day be moved when the Queen dies.

Her Majesty and Philip will then be buried together in the memorial chapel in Frogmore Gardens, their final resting place.

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A spokesperson for the Palace said the event will be in keeping with Philip’s wishes of no fuss.

"He plans have been given final approval by the Queen and reflect appropriately Government advice," they said.

"Despite these necessary changes, they still very much reflect the personal wishes of the Duke.

"Although the ceremonial arrangements are reduced, the occasion will still celebrate and recognise the Duke's life and his more than 70 years of service to the Queen, the UK and the Commonwealth."

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