The Queen Had to "Make Some Difficult Decisions" About the Guest List at Prince Philip's Funeral

Buckingham Palace released more details about Prince Philip’s funeral yesterday—including the guest list, which is limited to just 30 people due to coronavirus restrictions. According to a Palace spokesperson, the Queen had to “make some difficult decisions” when putting together the guest list, but stuck to close members of the royal family. As the spokesperson said, “We are dealing with a family funeral and at its heart it is still a family event.”

Members of the royal family who will follow on foot behind Prince Philip’s coffin include Princess Anne, Prince Charles, Prince Edward, Prince Andrew, Prince Harry, Peter Philips, Prince William, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, and the The Earl of Snowdon. They’ll then be joined by the following royal family members for Prince Philip’s funeral service at St. George’s Chapel:

The group will wear masks for the Service, and the Queen made the unprecedented decision to have her family dress in “day dress or morning coats.” Apparently, this change of plans was made to help prevent “embarrassment” over Harry potentially being the only member of the family not in full military attire due to having his honorary military titles stripped after he stepped away from royal duties.

For more details on Prince Philip’s funeral, which will take place Saturday, April 17, at 3:00 pm U.K. time, head below:

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