On Friday April 9, Prince Philip bowed out at the age of 99, after more than 70 years in the British Crown. Her funeral will be on Saturday April 17 at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. Due to the health crisis, there will be a limited number of guests who can attend the ceremony – 30, according to information from royal correspondent Rebecca English – and only children and grandchildren, as well as “long-time staff at like the valet, the squire and the prince’s private secretary “, will be present. George, Charlotte and Louis, who fall into the great-grandchildren category, should not be in the game. This is what the Telegraph announced in an article published on April 12. The newspaper reports that Kate and William’s children, aged 7, 5 and 2, are considered “too young” to participate in the funeral procession. Joe Little, the editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, for his part declared: “I think that even in normal times (apart from a global pandemic, editor’s note), the children of Cambridge would have been considered too young to attend the ceremony”. Prince Harry, on the other hand, who now lives thousands of miles from the royal family, made the trip for his grandfather. According to information from the Sun, an eyewitness saw the prince at 1:15 p.m. yesterday at Heathrow airport, fresh off a British Airways flight from Los Angeles. On the other hand, no preview of Meghan Markle, remained in the United States on the advice of her doctors. Indeed, the former actress, pregnant with her second child, is approaching the third trimester of her pregnancy. A condition which, if we add the miscarriage that Meghan Markle suffered last July, more than justifies her avoiding flying.
Organizers, worried about crowd gatherings
Under normal circumstances, an event of this magnitude would have drawn thousands of people, gathered in the streets of London and around the gates of Windsor, as well as hundreds of members of the armed forces, called to line the streets in tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh. According to the Daily Mirror, the organizers of the ceremony are “desperately anxious” at the idea of possible walkabouts. The public has been urged not to go to the royal residences, to see if the latter will comply with the request.
Prince George of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince Louis of Cambridge © EXPRESS SYNDICATION