This Saturday, April 17, 2021, the two brothers, Harry and William will not walk side by side for the funeral of Prince Philip. The two princes will be separated by their cousin, Peter Phillips. Another situation which testifies to the chasm created by the conflict between the two brothers even a year after the departure of the Duke of Sussex in the face of his royal commitments. On the other hand, the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh is compulsorily subject to current health guidelines. We think in particular of social distancing. This is why only 30 people are allowed to attend.
A vigil or event to honor the life of Prince Philip is an eventuality after the funeral. However, since April 12, 2021, the government has limited to 15 the number of people who can attend “religious, belief-based or commemorative events following the death of a person, such as stone-laying ceremonies, dispersal ashes or a vigil “.
“A single vigil planned”
On Pod Save the Queen, Royal Daily Mirror editor Russel Myers discussed the situation with presenter Ann Gripper. Faced with the current constraints, the host jokes “But, probably we could have two, two vigils and have two different groups.”
The royal palace has not yet given any information about who will attend the vigil. Only, what is certain is that there will be only one vigil for Prince Philip. Prince Harry will also be unable to attend this commemorative event. Government directives stipulate this perfectly given that the prince has traveled from the United States.
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