RIGHT AT HOME: Prince Harry arrives back in UK for Prince Philip’s funeral
Prince Harry has arrived back in the UK ahead of his grandfather’s funeral. Meghan was advised not to travel from Los Angeles because she is heavily pregnant with the couples second child, therefore he travelled solo.
The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, passed away at Windsor Castle on Friday morning, aged 99and his funeral will take place on Saturday, April 17, at St. George’s Chapel.
According to government guidelines amid the pandemic, Harry will have needed to provide a negative COVID test before travelling and will have to provide two more while he is in the UK.
The 36-year-old will also be allowed to temporarily leave his 10-day isolation to attend the funeral on “compassionate grounds”.
Prince Philip is reported to have requested a funeral of minimal fuss and will not lie in state - where members of the public would have been able to view his coffin.
Instead, he will lie at rest in the private chapel at Windsor Castle until the day of the funeral.
Prince Philip's Funeral Plans
On the day of the funeral, the coffin will be moved from the private chapel to the State Entrance of Windsor Castle. It will be placed on a modified Land Rover, that the duke himself helped design, to be carried the short distance to St George's Chapel.
At 14:40 BST, the coffin will be carried out onto the Quadrangle and placed onto the Land Rover.
At 14:45 BST, the procession begins. The Land Rover, will be flanked by pallbearers from the Royal Marines and other regiments and corps associated with the duke. Members of the Royal Family, including the Prince of Wales, will walk behind the coffin. The Queen will travel separately to the chapel for the service.
At 14:53 BST, the Land Rover will arrive at West Steps of St George's Chapel, and met by a guard of honour and band from the Rifles Regiment, who will play the national anthem.
Only the members of the Royal Family and the duke's private secretary will enter the chapel - the rest of the procession will remain outside.
15:00 BST: A minute's silence will be held nationwide, in memory of the duke.
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