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Buckingham Palace has already begun funeral preparations after Prince Philip’s death at the age of 99. These preparations are expected to follow very specific plans as per Prince Philip’s wishes, which include a “no fuss” funeral and a private ceremony.
Although the Duke of Edinburgh is entitled to a state funeral as the Queen’s consort, he has expressed that he doesn’t want all the “fuss” of lying in state at Westminster Hall, The Independent previously reported. Instead, His Royal Highness is expected to have a private funeral ceremony at a chapel on the Windsor Castle grounds in accordance with his final wishes. It will be in the style of a “military” funeral, the date of which has not yet been announced publicly.
“The funeral will not be a state funeral and will not be preceded by a lying-in-state,” the...