Posted on: 04/10/2021 – 17:54
The restrictions imposed on gatherings to curb the Corona virus in England affected even the preparations for the funeral of Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who died on Friday at the age of 100, and led to the amendment of pre-prepared plans for the funeral itself, whose details will be announced in days The next, with the likelihood that it will be limited to royal ceremonies and not be a major governmental affair, as usually happens with the death of the king or queen.
The British government announced that flags will be at half-mast on all government buildings until eight in the morning of the day after the funeral, and they will be lowered onto the royal buildings, in which the Queen does not reside, and in line with public health advice, the public has been asked not to attempt to attend any of the funeral ceremonies Or, placing bouquets of flowers near the royal residence, and making only donations to charitable organizations, and the royal family placed on its website a book in which the public could record their condolences.
Prince Philip asked before his death that his funeral be held with the least amount of fanfare, and in implementation of his will, the Royal Commission, which helps organize official events, announced that the plans for the Duke’s funeral “are in line with the custom and the wishes of His Royal Highness.” Therefore, the body will not be put to rest for mourners to be seen last, and will remain in Windsor Castle until the time of the funeral, and the flag of Prince Philip will be raised at the funeral.
Several reports indicated that the Queen directed changes to funeral and celebrations plans. On the day of the funeral, Prince Philip’s coffin will be moved a short distance to St. George’s Church to hold a mass. Family members, and condolences rained down on the royal family from all over the world, as soon as the official announcement of the death was announced, all praised the courage of the late who gave his country and the Queen so much.