The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral plans are expected over the weekend.
Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral plans expected this weekend. The Duke sadly passed away yesterday at the age of 99. The Royal Family are mourning the loss. After announcing yesterday at midday that the Duke had “died peacefully” in his sleep. World leaders paid tribute to him and his life and the legacy that he leaves behind. Plans that were made while Prince Philip was still alive will be inevitably be changed now due to the ongoing pandemic.
It is believed he will be buried at Windsor Castle, where he died. He always said that he didn’t want people making a fuss when he passed away. A statement made from Buckingham Palace said. “During the coronavirus pandemic, and in light of current Government advice and social distancing guidelines, Modified funeral and ceremonial arrangements for His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh are being considered by Her Majesty The Queen. Details will be confirmed in due course.”
Well wishers left floral tributes and messages outside Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle throughout the day yesterday.
The palace urged people not to gather in large crowds, saying. “Those wishing to express their condolences are asked to do so in the safest way possible. And not to gather at Royal Residences.”
Confirmation is yet to come regarding the Queen giving a televised address about the death of her husband. The statement from Buckingham Palace on the passing of the Prince read. “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty the Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.” The circumstances of his death were not released. Sources said that Prince Charles drove from his home in Gloucestershire to see his mother yesterday afternoon. A period of mourning will now begin with any royal engagements postponed.
The Duke returned to Windsor Castle on 16th March. To be reunited with the Queen after a month long stay in hospital.