Her Majesty The Queen is modifying the funeral arrangements for her husband, The Duke of Edinburgh, in light of the restrictions still in place because of the Coronavirus pandemic. The Duke of Edinburgh passed away on Friday 9th April at Windsor Castle at the age of 99.
It is reported that The Queen is modifying funeral and ceremonial arrangements for Prince Philip’s funeral and that details will be confirmed on Saturday.
The Queen and Buckingham Palace are also asking that the public do not gather at royal residences in crowds and to abide by Government guidelines surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. Those who wish to convey their condolences are being asked to do so in the safest way possible.
Many bunches of flowers have already been placed at the gates of Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
The Royal Family are asking members of the public to make donations to various charities as a way of paying their respects to Prince Philip.
An online book of condolence has also been opened on the Royal Family website, www.royal.uk.
Union flags are flying at half mast at all royal residences while the Royal Standard will continue to fly at Windsor Castle as this is where The Queen is still in residence.
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh: 1921 – 2021.
Photo: Chatham House