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Prince Philip will be laid to rest at Windsor Castle

Prince Philip will be laid to rest at Windsor Castle

London: The Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip will find his final resting place at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday in what will be a small family affair due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The Duke of Edinburgh died on April 9 at the age of 99.

As per the reports from the Buckingham Palace, the funeral is set to begin at 2.40 p.m. (local time) with the coffin leaving the Castle, followed by a funeral march and a nationwide minute of silence.

After a service by the Dean of Windsor at St. George's Chapel, the Archbishop of Canterbury will give the blessing after which the coffin has been lowered into the Royal Vault, reports dpa news agency.

Amid Covid restrictions, only 30 guests -including Queen Elizabeth II, the couple's four children, eight grandchildren, the Queen's niece and nephew and three of her cousin, will all be attending the service on Saturday.

The Countess Mountbatten of Burma, a close friend of Prince Philip and The Prince's German relatives Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden, Prince Donatus, Landgrave of Hesse and Prince Philipp of Hohenlohe-Langenburg are other Royal family members to attend the service.

The funeral will be broadcast live on television.

The Prince had left hospital only last month after a month-long treatment for a pre-existing heart condition, according to Buckingham Palace.

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