Faced with the regulations related to the Covid, only 30 people are allowed in St George’s Chapel. This Saturday, April 17, 2021, only a tenth of the German congregation will be able to pay homage to the Duke of Edinburgh. It is therefore the cousin and the two nephews of Prince Philip who will attend the funeral. Recall that this part of his family had not received any invitation during his marriage to Queen Elizabeth because of the nervousness of Buckingham Palace.
Only Prince Philip has emphasized throughout his life that the past must belong to the past. He had also indicated that his blood family, that is to say, his network of German nieces, nephews and cousins, had to be included at his funeral. Besides, his cousin and two of his nephews are isolated in the Berkshire house while awaiting the funeral.
Note that this branch of the Duke of Edinburgh’s family was discreetly invited last weekend. Thus, these 3 members of Prince Philip’s German family were able to submit to quarantine procedures linked to Covid. Once the latest Covid tests are confirmed negative, they will be able to join Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth at St. George’s Chapel on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden, Prince Donatus, Landgrave of Hesse, and Prince Philipp of Hohenlohe-Langenburg all find themselves behind closed doors in a house near Ascot. “It is truly an incredible honor and we are all extremely touched and privileged to be included on behalf of the extended family,” said Prince Philip, 51.
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