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Prince Philip will NOT have a State Funeral and the public are asked to stay away

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Prince Philip will not be having a State Funeral and members of the public are being urged to stay away due to coronavirus.

The Duke of Edinburgh will lie at rest at Windsor Castle ahead of his funeral which will be held at St George’s Chapel.

This decision has been made in “line with custom and with High Royal Highnesses’ wishes”.

The statement was released within an official College of Arms.

It also outlined that the arrangements have been revised due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and it requested people “not to attempt to attend or participate in any of the events”.

The details of the funeral were released just hours after the sad death of the Duke of Edinburgh at the age of 99.

The College of Arms statement revealed: “The funeral will not be a State Funeral and will not be preceded by a Lying-in-State. 

“His Royal Highness’s body will lie at rest in Windsor Castle ahead of the funeral in St George’s Chapel. 

“This is in line with custom and with His Royal Highness’s wishes.

“The funeral arrangements have been revised in view of the prevailing circumstances arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and it is regretfully requested that members of the public do not attempt to attend or participate in any of the events that make up the funeral.”

The date has not yet been announced for the funeral but more details are expected to be announced later today.

“And it is to Her Majesty, and her family, that our nation’s thoughts must turn today.

“Because they have lost not just a much-loved and highly respected public figure, but a devoted husband and a proud and loving father, grandfather and, in recent years, great-grandfather.”

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
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