Prince Philip Funeral Next Saturday at Windsor Castle on April 17 Harry Present Without Meghan

Hülya Karahan: Production Editor

The last farewells to the Duke of Edinburgh will take place next Saturday at 3 p.m. at St. George’s Chapel, located within the grounds of Windsor Castle, the royal family announced on Saturday.

Prince Philip’s funeral will take place on Saturday April 17 at 3 p.m. at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace announced on Saturday April 10. It is in this royal residence that the husband of Queen Elizabeth II died on Friday. Only 30 people, presumably his four children (Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward), his grandchildren and other relatives – will be present, under the rules related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The private ceremony will be televised and Prince Harry, currently in California, will attend. According to the rules in force in the United Kingdom, he should have observed ten days of isolation, but an exception is made to attend the funeral of a loved one.

Meghan Markle absent due to pregnancy
His wife, Meghan Markle, however, will not be able to attend the ceremony. The latter being pregnant with the couple’s second child, she was not recommended to travel, according to information from the Huffington Post.

Harry and Meghan Markle had paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh, Harry’s grandfather, on the site of their organization Archewell at the time of his death.

Prince Charles, heir to the British crown, paid tribute on Saturday to his “dear daddy” Prince Philip, saluting his dedication to Queen Elizabeth, the royal family, Great Britain and the Commonwealth.

“My father, for the past 70 years, has rendered the most remarkable and dedicated service to The Queen, to my family, to the country and also to the whole Commonwealth,” the Prince of Wales told reporters.

“My dear daddy was a very special person who, more than any other, would have been impressed by the reactions and the touching things that were said about him, and from this point of view, we, along with my family, are deeply grateful for all of this, ”he added. “It will support us after this very special loss and at this particularly sad time.”

“As you can imagine my family and I miss my dad dearly. He was a much loved and well-loved character and above all else I can imagine he would be deeply touched by the numbers. people, here and elsewhere around the world and in the Commonwealth, who I believe share our loss and our sorrow, “continued Prince Charles.