These Are The Royals Likely To Attend Prince Philip's Funeral
The British royals are currently mourning Prince Philip, who died last Friday at the age of 99. Which royals are allowed to attend the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral?
Prince Philip died last Friday at the age of 99, which Buckingham Palace announced in an official statement. Now the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral is planned, which will take place on April 17th.
Due to the current coronavirus measures in Great Britain, only 30 guests are allowed to attend the funeral. An exact list of the guests is not yet available. However, there is already speculation as to who will be among the mourners.
Prince Philip's children are certain to attend father's funeral
Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II's four children— Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward— will certainly be part of the funeral. Their spouses— Duchess Camilla, Timothy Laurence, and Sophie, the Countess of Wessex— could also attend the service.
Prince Philip also had eight grandchildren, who are expected to be guests at the funeral as well. While Prince William is believed to be accompanied by his wife Duchess Kate, Prince Harry will be attending without Meghan, who is currently pregnant with their second child.
Prince Philip's funeral likely to be attended by mostly family
Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II's grandchildren might also be seen at the funeral service. However, some of them— like Princess Eugenie's son August— are probably too young to go public and will probably stay at home instead.
Aside from the royal family, there will hardly be room for other high-ranking guests under the coronavirus regulations. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was expected to attend the funeral, but has announced that he does not want to take the seat away from any family member.