List of participants at Prince Philip’s funeral published

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Buckingham Palace has released the list of people who will attend Prince Philip’s funeral at a chapel in Windsor Castle on Saturday.

With just 30 participants – a list kept short by UK social distancing rules – it will be a very intimate and very royal affair.

Here is a list of participants:

REINE ELIZABETH

Philip’s widow of over 70 years, Queen Elizabeth, will of course be in attendance.

She played a firm role in planning the funeral, even forbidding attendees from wearing military uniforms to save her son Prince Andrew and grandson Prince Harry the embarrassment of standing out, as both were forced to resign from their royal duties.

PRINCE CHARLES AND THE FAMILY

Elizabeth and Philip’s eldest heir to the throne, Prince Charles – who was pictured on the verge of tears on Thursday as he watched floral tributes to his ‘daddy’ – will be in attendance with his wife, Camilla.

Charles’ two sons with Princess Diana – heir to the throne, Prince William and Prince Harry, who landed on Sunday – will also be in attendance.

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall visit Marlborough House Gardens in London on April 15, 2021.
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall visit Marlborough House Gardens in London on April 15, 2021.
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William will have his wife, Kate Middleton, by his side, but Harry’s wife Meghan Markle is seven months pregnant with their second child and is staying at home in Los Angeles.

The brothers won’t be walking side-by-side at the funeral, a decision Buckingham Palace says has nothing to do with their and their wives’ divergence over Megxit.

PRINCESS ANNE AND THE FAMILY

Elizabeth and Philip’s second eldest child, Princess Anne, will be in attendance with her retired Royal Navy officer husband Sir Timothy Laurence.

Anne 70, had recently welcomed “the heritage of her father who inspires us all”.

Anne and Timothy’s two children will also be present. They are Peter Phillips, 43, the Queen’s eldest grandson, who will be present alone, and Zara. 39 – the Queen’s eldest granddaughter – who accompanies her husband Mike Tindall.

PRINCE ANDREW AND FAMILY

Next out of the Queen’s and Philip’s children is scandal-scarred Prince Andrew, 61, who will attend without a plus one and without a uniform, though he was hoping to wear one before the no-uniform edict from his mother.

Supporters add flowers to the tributes outside Buckingham Palace in central London on April 13, 2021.
Supporters add flowers to the tributes outside Buckingham Palace in central London on April 13, 2021.
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He had retired from the Royal Navy due to his friendship with pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein.

His two daughters with his ex, Sarah Ferguson, will be present. Princess Beatrice, 32, will be there with her husband for a year, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. Princess Eugenie, 31, will be in attendance with her three-year-old husband Jack Brooksbank – who named their son Philip in February.

PRINCE EDWARD AND THE FAMILY

Finally, Elizabeth and Philip’s fourth and youngest child, Prince Edward, will be present with his countess, Sophie, and their two children, Louise, 17, and James, 13.

Sophie was particularly moved when she visited her mother-in-law the day after Philip’s death, telling reporters in tears afterwards: “The Queen has been amazing.”

Queen Elizabeth II and her husband The Duke of Edinburgh walk through Broadlands, Hampshire on November 18, 2007.
Queen Elizabeth II and her husband The Duke of Edinburgh walk through Broadlands, Hampshire on November 18, 2007.
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Who will occupy the ten remaining seats?

THE EXTENDED ROYAL FAMILY

Margaret’s son, the Queen’s sister, David Linley, Second Earl of Snowdon, 59 – a favorite nephew of the Queen, gets one of the remaining seats.

The same goes for a favorite niece, Lady Sarah Chatto, 54, who is Margaret’s daughter. She will be present with her husband, Daniel.

Further down the list are three of the Queen’s first cousins, Prince Richard, Prince Edward and Princess Alexandra.

Three of Philip’s German parents complete the list: Prince Bernhard, Prince Donatus and Prince Philipp.

Finally, a close friend of Philip’s, Penelope Eastwood, Countess Mountbatten of Burma, will be present.

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