Prince Philip’s funeral: Who has been invited; who is walking behind the coffin; order of events

The funeral of Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth, will take place Saturday at Windsor Castle.

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Here is the order of the day’s events and a list of the people who have been invited to the services.

Due to COVID-19 rules in the United Kingdom, only 30 people may gather together for the funeral.

The day’s events (all times are local London time)

11 a.m.: Philip’s coffin will be moved from the private chapel to the Inner Hall of Windsor Castle.

2 p.m.: The Lord Chamberlain, the Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle and the Dean of Windsor will enter in the Inner Hall.

2:10 p.m.: The Dean will offer prayers will then leave to go to St George’s Chapel, where the funeral will be held.

2:15 p.m. - 2:17 p.m.: Representatives from the services will be in place in the Castle’s Quadrangle to honor Philip’s military relationships as the band of the Grenadier Guards moves into Engine Court.

2:20 p.m. - 2:27 p.m.: The funeral guests who are not taking part in the procession that will follow Philip’s coffin will leave Windsor Castle by car to make the journey to the chapel.

2:27 p.m.: A Land Rover, a vehicle chosen by Philip to carry his coffin, will enter the Quadrangle via George IV Gate where bands at the site will play music. The pallbearers will move to the side of the Land Rover and together move toward the State Entrance.

2:38 p.m.: The coffin will be lifted in the Inner Hall.

2:40 p.m.: Members of Philip’s household will fall into line in the procession.

2:41 p.m.: The coffin will be brought through the State Entrance to be met by members of the royal family, who will be walking in procession. The coffin will be placed onto the Land Rover.

2:44 p.m.: The Queen will leave from the Sovereign’s Entrance as the national anthem is played. The car she is in will pause as it reaches the rear of the procession.

2:45 p.m.: The procession will set off. Once at the chapel, the Queen will be received by the Dean of Windsor who will show the guests to their seats. A royal salute will be given by the Windsor Castle Guard as the coffin passes the Parade Ground.

2:53 p.m.: The Land Rover will arrive at the foot of the West Steps of the chapel and the pallbearers will take their positions. The coffin will be carried up the steps and halt on the second landing as members of the royal family take their positions on the steps.

3 p.m.: A minute of silence will take place, then the Dean of Windsor and the Archbishop of Canterbury will receive the coffin. The doors to St George’s Chapel will be closed. The coffin will be placed on the Catafalque in the Quire and members of the royal family who have walked in the procession will take their places for the service, which is set to last 50 minutes.

After the service, the coffin will be lowered into the Royal Vault.

Family members who will walk behind the coffin in the procession:

The Princess Royal (Princess Anne)

The Prince of Wales (Prince Charles)

The Earl of Wessex (Prince Edward)

The Duke of York (Prince Andrew)

The Duke of Sussex (Prince Harry)

Mr. Peter Phillips (Anne’s son)

The Duke of Cambridge (Prince William)

Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence (Anne’s husband)

The Earl of Snowdon (son of Princess Margaret)

The guests

Here is the full list of guests who will attend the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral:

  • Queen Elizabeth II
  • The Prince of Wales (Prince Charles)
  • The Duchess of Cornwall (Camilla)
  • The Duke of Cambridge (Prince William)
  • The Duchess of Cambridge (Catherine)
  • The Duke of Sussex (Prince Harry)
  • The Duke of York (Prince Andrew)
  • Princess Beatrice (Andrew’s daughter)
  • Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi (Beatrice’s husband)
  • Princess Eugenie (Andrew’s daughter)
  • Jack Brooksbank (Eugenie’s husband)
  • The Earl of Wessex (Prince Edward)
  • The Countess of Wessex (Sophie, Edward’s wife)
  • Lady Louise Windsor (Edward’s daughter)
  • Viscount Severn (Edward’s son)
  • The Princess Royal (Princess Anne)
  • Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence (Anne’s husband)
  • Peter Phillips (Anne’s son)
  • Zara Phillips (Anne’s daughter)
  • Mike Tindall (Zara’s husband)
  • Earl of Snowdon (son of Princess Margaret)
  • Lady Sarah Chatto (daughter of Princess Margaret)
  • Daniel Chatto (husband of Lady Sarah Chatto)
  • The Duke of Gloucester (Queen Elizabeth’s cousin)
  • The Duke of Kent (Queen Elizabeth II’s cousin)
  • Princess Alexandra (Elizabeth’s and Prince Philip’s cousin)
  • Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden (Philip’s great-nephew)
  • Prince Donatus, Landgrave of Hesse (Philip’s great-nephew by marriage)
  • Prince Philipp of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (Philip’s great-nephew)
  • The Countess Mountbatten of Burma (Elizabeth and Philip’s friend and Philip’s carriage-driving companion)
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