A minute's silence will take place for Prince Philip - here is when

A minute’s silence will take place across the country in memory of the Duke of Edinburgh.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 5:26 pm
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The funeral for Prince Philip will take place in Windsor on Saturday.

It is being held at St George’s Chapel at 3pm.

The ceremonial elements will begin an hour earlier, including a procession which steps off at 2.45pm, followed by the arrival of a Land Rover carrying the coffin.

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A national minute’s silence will then take place at exactly 3pm.

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The entire funeral will be televised – find out more information about how to watch it here.

Due to the current Covid restrictions, the funeral will only be attended by 30 guests – including the Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex.

There will be no public element to the funeral. It will take place entirely in the grounds of the castle.

Original plans for military processions through London or Windsor have been scrapped, and the royal family is asking the public not to gather at the castle or other royal residences.

A reduced choir of just four singers will sing pieces of music chosen by Philip. Guests will follow Covid rules and not sing.

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