Prince Philip will be buried twice. While the husband of Queen Elizabeth II took his last breath on April 9, 2021, his funeral will be celebrated this Saturday, April 17, 2021. The remains of Prince Philip will join Saint George’s Chapel in the back of a military vehicle, a 4×4 Land Rover that he fully thought of, shortly before 3 p.m. local time, before he was laid to rest in the Royal Vault in Frogmore Gardens. Thus, Prince Philip will rest initially in a crypt called Royal Vault, located in the basement of Saint George’s Chapel, near Windsor Castle. It is in this vaulted burial chamber that he will wait for his wife, as reported by the Daily Mail.
Indeed, it is already planned that the grandmother of Princes William and Harry will be buried in the George VI Memorial which is located in Saint George Chapel. It is a vault built in honor of George VI, father of Elizabeth II, who died in 1952. At that time, the body of Prince Philip will be transferred so that the spouses can rest there together. While waiting for this next step, the funeral of Prince Philip is orchestrated with an iron fist. Nothing is left to chance. As a reminder, before dying, the queen’s husband had already imagined making his last trip in a 4 x 4 Land Rover Defender. He took care of overseeing the entire design and transformation of his military mortuary vehicle, which he acquired at the age of 82.
Queen Elizabeth seated alone at Prince Philip’s funeral
Only about thirty people will be present at the funeral of the queen’s right arm. While they should have been 800 at the start, she had to make difficult choices in order to respect the rules related to the health crisis. She will have to sit alone in the chapel so as not to take any risk. Brothers William and Harry will also be reunited for the first time in a long time.
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