Prince Philip’s burial arrangements announced

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The burial arrangement for the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip has been revealed by the Buckingham Palace.

The Palace announced that the Duke of Edinburgh’s ceremonial royal funeral will take place on Saturday 17 April in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.

According to the arrangements the proceedings has been scaled down due to coronavirus restrictions.

In line with the wishes of the late consort, the Duke was said to have wanted little fuss at the service and he is not having a state funeral in line with his wishes.

He will not lie in state and his body remains at rest within a private chapel in Windsor Castle.

The burial plans have been in place for many years and were often updated and reviewed by Buckingham Palace staff in consultation with the Queen and Prince Philip himself.

Final alterations were made to Operation Forth Bridge to ensure proceedings were in line with coronavirus measures.

The arrangements will be fully in line with government guidance and guests will be adhering to social distancing rules.

With the United Kingdom’s Coronavirus measures, only 30 people will be allowed to attend. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he will not attend in order to free up a space for others.

Around 800 people were set to be invited under planning that took place before the pandemic.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry has arrived for his grandfather’s burial as he is in quarantined in the UK after flying over from Los Angeles.

Buckingham Palace had confirmed he would be making the journey, but Meghan has been advised not to travel because she is heavily pregnant.

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