Prince Philip’s funeral guest list: The 30 guests who will attend the Duke of Edinburgh’s final farewell

Prince Philip’s funeral will take place on Saturday with just 30 guests because of coronavirus restrictions.

The full list of mourners to attend the funeral for Duke of Edinburgh, who died last week at the age of 99, has been announced, as the royal family contends with heavily downscaled plans to meet coronavirus rules.

Only 30 people will be allowed to attend the service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, which takes place from 3 pm on Saturday.

Buckingham Palace said the Queen faced “some very difficult” decisions as she selected the 30 permitted guests from the original 800-strong congregation that was planned, and had tried to ensure all branches of the duke’s family were there.

Despite the restrictions, the Palace said the funeral would still be a fitting farewell for the country’s longest-serving consort.

The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Dean of Windsor will lead the service, and pallbearers will carry the coffin. They are not included in the 30 guests rule.

The Queen will be accompanied to her late husband’s funeral in the state Bentley by a lady-in-waiting, which will set off at 2:44 pm. The vehicle will form part of the procession making its way to the chapel on Saturday afternoon.

While the Queen will be joined by her trusted companion on her way to the service, she will sit by herself in the quire of the chapel, with all mourners following Covid-19 guidelines and remaining socially distanced.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “At its heart, it is still a family event. We are following the Covid guidelines.

“There was a limit on who could be invited as a guest and Her Majesty wanted to ensure that all branches of the duke’s family were there, and had to make some very difficult decisions about who would be there.

“For those that unfortunately can’t be there, I’m sure they will be making their own private arrangements about how they commemorate the duke, and indeed celebrate the duke. “

The nation will fall silent, as will many other Commonwealth nations, at 3 pm in memory of the Duke.

The full list

1. The Queen

2. The Prince of Wales

3. The Duchess of Cornwall

4. The Duke of Cambridge

5. The Duchess of Cambridge

6. The Duke of Sussex

7. The Duke of York

8. Princess Beatrice

9. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

10. Princess Eugenie

11. Jack Brooksbank

12. The Earl of Wessex

13. The Countess of Wessex

14. Lady Louise Windsor

15. Viscount Severn

16. The Princess Royal

17. Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence 

18. Peter Phillips

19. Zara Phillips

20. Mike Tindall

21. Earl of Snowdon

22. Lady Sarah Chatto

23. Daniel Chatto

24. Duke of Gloucester 

25. Duke of Kent

26. Princess Alexandra

27. Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden

28. Prince Donatus, Landgrave of Hesse

29. Prince Philipp of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

30. The Countess Mountbatten of Burma

The Duke’s funeral will be broadcast across radio and TV on the BBC from 12:30 pm and on ITV from 1:15 pm. 

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