Amid coronavirus restrictions, Britain has needed to modify the way it grieves over the previous yr. And with present guidelines permitting for simply 30 individuals at funerals, the royal household scaled again plans for the service for Prince Philip.
A choose handful of his closest relations have been the one ones allowed in St. George’s Chapel. They have been required to put on masks, comply with social-distancing pointers and chorus from singing, Buckingham Palace has stated.
So who’re these 30 individuals?
First, in fact, there may be Queen Elizabeth II. Like the remainder of the household, she wore a face overlaying and needed to sit not less than six ft from different attendees.
A number of relations took half in a procession behind Philip’s coffin earlier than getting into the chapel. The custom-built hearse was adopted by his daughter, Anne, the Princess Royal; and by his son Charles, the Prince of Wales. Straight behind them have been their youthful brothers, Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex; and Prince Andrew, the Duke of York.
Then a few of Philip’s grandchildren adopted: Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex; Peter Philips, the son of Princess Anne; and Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, in that order.
Behind them have been the ultimate two within the procession: Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, Princess Anne’s husband; and David Armstrong-Jones, the Earl of Snowdon and son of Princess Margaret, the queen’s deceased sister.
Different relations gathered contained in the church. Charles’s spouse, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, was seated with him, and Prince Edward was joined by his spouse, Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, and their two kids, Girl Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn.
Prince William’s spouse, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, additionally joined him within the church. Prince Harry’s spouse, Meghan, who’s pregnant with their second youngster, didn’t journey with him from their dwelling in California.
Zara Tindall, Princess Anne’s daughter; and the Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, the daughters of Prince Andrew — together with their spouses — have been additionally current.
Princess Margaret’s daughter, Girl Sarah Chatto, and her husband, Daniel Chatto, attended, as did three of the queen’s cousins who repeatedly perform official royal duties: Prince Richard, the Duke of Gloucester; Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent; and Princess Alexandra.
Three of Prince Philip’s German relations have been additionally in attendance: Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden; Donatus, Prince and Landgrave of Hesse; and Philipp, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.
And there was room for yet one more distant member of the family, Penelope Knatchbull, Countess Mountbatten, who was a detailed good friend and carriage-driving companion of Prince Philip. She is married to the grandson of Lord Louis Mountbatten, Philip’s uncle, who was a lot beloved by the royal household. Lord Mountbatten was killed by the Irish Republican Military in 1979.