Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday (15th) the list of 30 attendees at the funeral of Prince Philip, including Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, Princess Anne, and Prince William and Harry.
Reuters reported that the funeral of Prince Philip was scheduled to be held at the St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle at 3 pm local time on Saturday (10 pm Singapore time on Saturday) and was broadcast live on TV.
Affected by the coronavirus epidemic, the scale of the funeral has been greatly reduced, and attendees must comply with epidemic prevention regulations, including maintaining social distance and wearing masks.
Buckingham Palace said that the hearse that delivered Prince Philip’s coffin will be a specially hand-built Land Rover Defender. 18 years ago, Prince Philip personally participated in the transformation and design of this car.
This Land Rover Defender was rebuilt by the British tuner Foley Specialist Vehicles. The rear compartment of the body was hand-built, and the whole car was painted olive green. In order to avoid breakdown during the funeral, an identical model will be on standby.
According to AFP, Buckingham Palace revealed that Prince William and Prince Harry will not walk side by side behind Prince Philip’s hearse.
Princess Anne’s son Phillips will stand between William and Harry. This arrangement makes it suspect that the brothers still have suspicions. Harry and his wife Megan received an exclusive interview with the famous show host Winfrey in the United States. Megan claimed to have been accused of racial discrimination in the palace.
On the day of Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997, William and Harry, who were still teenagers at the time, followed their grandfather Prince Philip, father Prince Charles, and uncle Spencer along behind Diana’s hearse to give Diana the last ride.
Prince Philip passed away peacefully at Windsor Castle in West London on April 9th at the age of 99. The Frogmore Gardens in Windsor Castle will be his final resting place.