Amid coronavirus restrictions, Britain has needed to alter 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 members of the family 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 mentioned.
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 protecting and needed to sit at the least six toes from different attendees.
A number of members of the family 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 members of the family 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 youngsters, 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 little one, didn’t journey with him from their residence 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 recurrently 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 family members 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 an in depth pal and carriage-driving accomplice 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 Army in 1979.