Here is the full schedule for Prince Philip’s funeral on Saturday
Prince Philip’s funeral is scheduled for tomorrow, April 17, and the schedule for the day has been released.
The Duke of Edinburgh passed away peacefully last week at the age of 99 and, as noted, his final resting place will ultimately be the King George VI Memorial Chapel.
The 30 authorized participants have already been announced and include his children, grandchildren and those of Queen Elizabeth II and a few of his closest friends.
The funeral will be broadcast live via BBC World News from Windsor Castle. US viewers can watch the service on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox News.
The dark event will also be streamed live on the Royal Family’s official YouTube page.
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Here’s what you can expect to see at the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral:
6 a.m. ET: Philip’s casket will be moved from the private chapel at Windsor Castle, where his body now rests, to the inner hall in preparation for the procession.
9:20 a.m. ET: Guests not participating in the procession depart Windsor Castle by car for St. George’s Chapel.
9:27 a.m. ET: Bands in the castle quadrangle begin to play music. The Land Rover which will carry Prince Philip’s coffin enters the quadrangle and the cloth carriers take their position.
9:40 a.m. ET: The music stops and Prince Philip’s coffin emerges from the State Entrance. Members of the royal family who are part of the procession will leave the state entrance and take their places for the procession. After a royal salute, the porters place the coffin on the Land Rover.
9:44 a.m. ET: Queen Elizabeth, accompanied by a maid of honor, leaves the Sovereign’s entrance to the Bentley State. The. The national anthem is then played.
9:45 a.m.ET: The 8-minute procession, which features Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, Prince Harry, Peter Phillips, Prince William, Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, The Earl de Snowdon, Philip’s personal protection officer, Begins Philip’s private secretary, two pages and two valets.
9:53 am ET: The procession arrives on the steps of St. George’s Chapel. A second procession in the beings of the chapel.
10 a.m. ET: A national minute of silence is observed and the 50-minute funeral service, led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, begins. At the end of the service, Prince Philip will be buried in the royal vault of Saint George’s Chapel.
In addition to those taking part in the procession, other guests joining Queen Elizabeth in the chapel include Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Zara and Mike Tindall, Princess Beatrice , Princess Eugenie, Lady Sarah Chatto, and more.
Official guests will be seated six feet apart in the St. George’s Chapel area. The congregation will wear masks during the service. Members of the Royal Family will wear mourning clothing, not military uniforms.
There will be a small quartet which will sing pieces of music chosen by the Duke of Edinburgh.
At the end of the service, the Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin will be lowered into the Royal Vault and the national anthem will be sung by the choir.
Once the service is over and the royal family leaves the chapel, everything becomes private.
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