Prince Philip funeral schedule: What time will it start and when is the procession?

PRINCE Philip’s funeral will take place on Saturday April 17 but the public have been asked to stay away due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The moving event though will be widely covered in the media and The Sun’s got all the details of what’s happening when.

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What is Prince Philip's funeral schedule?

The Royal Family is currently in mourning over the death of Prince Philp who died at the age of 99.

The Duke of Edinburgh will get his dying wish of a small “no-fuss” funeral, thanks to ongoing Covid restrictions.

The funeral will take place at St George's Chapel, Windsor.

As the consort of the Queen, Prince Philip is entitled to a state funeral.

But the Duke of Edinburgh will not be given one as expressed by himself.

Instead, he will be given a military funeral, with a private service held at St George’s Chapel in Windsor with 30 mourners and burial in Frogmore Gardens.

2.40PM – Procession begins

The Dean of Windsor and the Lord Chamberlain will accompany the coffin carried by bearers from The Queen’s Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards from Windsor Castle, to a specially modified Land Rover which the Duke help design.

2.45PM – Leave for St George’s Chapel

Prince Charles will lead the Royal Family in a solemn procession on foot to the chapel where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married.

They will walk behind the coffin along with members of Prince Philip’s staff.

Representatives from the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the Highlanders, 4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland and the Royal Air Force will line the route.

During the procession the Curfew Tower Bell will ring and Minute guns will be fired by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery from the east lawn of Windsor Castle.

2.53PM – Arrive at the west steps of St George’s Chapel

It’s estimated the Land Rover and procession will take eight minutes to arrive.

A Guard of Honour and band from The Rifles will be at the bottom of the steps.

The National Anthem will be played as the coffin enters Horseshoe Cloisters.

A bearing party from the Royal Marines will carry the coffin up the steps where it will pause for the national minute of silence.

3PM – A minute’s silence

The nation is expected to come to a halt as it observes a minute’s silence to honour the Duke.

Afterwards, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Dean of Windsor will receive the coffin at the top of the steps.

Due to the coronavirus restrictions, only 30 people will be allowed inside the chapel for the funeral service.

The list of people attending has not been announced but along with members of the Royal Family it’s known the Duke’s private secretary Archie Miller Bakewell will also attend.

The service will begin when the coffin enters the chapel.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed he will not be attending, giving up his place to allow a family member to attend.

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