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Prince Philip has an unbelievable legacy.

The Duke of Edinburgh died on April 9 on the age of 99, forsaking his spouse of 73 years, Queen Elizabeth II, their 4 youngsters, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Buckingham Palace introduced Philip’s demise, expressing in an announcement:  “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”

Before his demise, Philip had a hand in making his personal funeral plans. Here is the whole lot we find out about how the late royal will likely be laid to relaxation.

How and When to Watch: 

The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral will happen at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday, April 17 at 10 a.m. ET. 

CBS News will broadcast a reside particular report on Saturday starting at 9: 30 a.m. ET. Gayle King, CBS This Morning co-host, will anchor the particular report from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York, she will likely be joined by CBS News royal contributor and The Diana Chronicles writer, Tina Brown and royal commentator Wesley Kerr. CBS News correspondents Charlie D’Agata and Holly Williams will likely be reporting from Windsor within the shadow of the citadel.

You can watch the funeral service on CBS and CBSN.

What to Expect:

Per the palace, Prince Philip’s coffin, “covered with His Royal Highness’s Personal Standard and dressed with a wreath of flowers, is resting in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle, where it will remain until the day of the funeral.”

On Saturday, it would then be moved to a Bearer Party based by The Queen’s Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. “Positioned in the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle there will be representative detachments drawn from His Royal Highness’s military special relationships.”

His coffin will then be carried in “a purpose-built Land Rover — which The Duke was involved in the design of — flanked by military Pall Bearers, in a small Ceremonial Procession from the State Entrance to St George’s Chapel, for the service.” His household will stroll behind the coffin. Royal professional Katie Nicholl advised ET that Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry would be the ones to stroll behind the coffin.

“We understand that just as they walked behind Diana’s coffin at her funeral, Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry will walk behind Prince Philip’s coffin in what is going to be a very moving final farewell to the duke,” Nicholl mentioned.

Carried by a Bearer Party discovered by the Royal Marines, the coffin will likely be taken to the highest of the West Steps of St George’s Chapel by the Dean of Windsor and the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Duke’s naval cap and sword will likely be positioned on the coffin forward of the service and along with his insignia laid on the altar of the chapel. At the conclusion of the service, HRH will likely be interred within the royal vault in St George’s Chapel.

Union Flags flying at half-mast at royal residences will stay at half-mast till the day after the funeral.

Additionally, members of the British monarchy will likely be seen sporting non-military apparel. While the palace has but to touch upon the clothes choice, ITV signifies that it was the queen’s choice, and would spare the household any “embarrassment” for Harry and Andrew. The Duke of Sussex was stripped of his army titles when he stepped down as a senior member of the royal household, whereas the Duke of York left his royal duties after his controversial connection to disgraced billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.

Who Will Be in Attendance?

Only 30 folks will be capable of attend the funeral, which “will very much reflect the personal wishes of the Duke.” The service will likely be attended by the queen and members of the royal household, together with and never restricted to Charles and spouse Camila, Duchess of Cornwall, William and Kate Middleton, and Harry. Expect to additionally see Philip and the queen’s different youngsters, Princess Anne, Prince Edward and Prince Andrew in attendance.

Per the palace, preparations have needed to be modified on account of COVID-19. There will likely be no public entry, however journalists and photographers may even be there.

Nicholl advised ET about these in attendance, “So, it’s a small guest list which will comprised mostly of immediate family, some extended family and a few of Prince Philip’s closest aids, but had we not been in a pandemic … it would have been a bigger funeral than what we were expecting on Saturday with probably around 800 guests. So, aids will be working on reducing that guest list, crunching it down to 30, and of course it will be the queen who has overall sign off on who’s going to be at St. George’s Chapel on Saturday.”

ET confirmed that Meghan Markle, who’s pregnant together with her second youngster, made each effort to journey alongside Harry, however sadly, did not obtain medical clearance from her doctor. Nicholl mentioned will probably be a troublesome expertise for Harry touring to the U.Okay. alone.

“Well, of course leaving behind his heavily pregnant wife isn’t what he wanted to do,” she mentioned. “My understanding is that Meghan was very keen to be here with Prince Harry to support him in what is clearly a very very difficult and personal time for him, but she is now in the late stages of her pregnancy. She’s well into her third trimester, she’s 39 as well, and that comes with certain risks attached to it. She doesn’t want to take any risks and on the advice of her physician, she was told to stay behind, so I think that it’s a difficult journey for Prince Harry to take on his own and she would have loved to be there to support him but they are putting her health, the health of their unborn baby, first and Prince Harry has come over to the U.K. alone.”

Nicholl famous that whereas the scenario is not superb, Harry may need the chance to completely think about mending relationships along with his household.

“It actually may not be such a bad thing that he is here on his own and, you know, he won’t have anyone else to worry about,” Nicholl mentioned. “This is just him with family and hopefully there will be an opportunity in what is going to be a very busy and emotional and intense weekend, hopefully there will be a time for some much needed one-on-one time with his father, with Prince William, and with the queen.”

Nicholl mentioned there’s notably hope in relation to William and Harry placing behind a few of their variations.

“We don’t know how long Prince Harry is going to be staying in the U.K.. …but I think the hope is that there will be an opportunity as the right time for the brothers to sit down and talk,” she mentioned. “I think people are hoping that in all of this very sad story that there may be a silver lining and that will be that William and Harry can start to talk about things and hopefully put the past behind them and move on. Certainly I think that’s what the Duke of Edinburgh would have wanted … he was a family man. He was the patriarch of the royal family, he loved William and Harry and he would have hated to have seen them fall out.”

A supply additionally advised ET that the brothers have been in contact by telephone after Harry described a interval of area between the brothers to Oprah Winfrey. The supply provides that the 2 are united of their dedication to hold on their mom’s legacy regardless of the troubles which have existed over the previous yr.

What Were Philip’s Final Wishes?

Philip did not need an elaborate state funeral, as an alternative requested for a extra intimate affair throughout his ultimate days. Before his demise, he had a hand in making his personal funeral plans, per Omid Scobie, co-author of Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family.

“A state funeral is what Prince Philip is entitled to as the queen’s consort, and it would be a day of mourning for the country but would involve heads of state from around the world being invited to congregate at Westminster Abbey to remember his life,” Scobie advised ET. “It is something that we last saw with Princess Diana’s funeral, the whole world stood still for that moment. With Prince Philip, he has asked for a much more quieter event. He has asked, in his words, a simple affair and that is exactly what is happening at the ceremonial service that will take place at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.”

Scobie added that Queen Elizabeth’s husband did “not like fuss” and “made that known when it came to planning his funeral.” The royal professional shared that Philip labored carefully with the Lord Chamberlain’s workplace at Buckingham Palace “to ensure that it wasn’t a blown-up affair, and that means that it won’t be a state funeral. Instead, it will be a royal ceremonial funeral, which will be a much more private affair.”

“This will really give a chance for the royals to remember his life in a very peaceful and quiet way. It also avoids the worries that the government have over people congregating during the time of the pandemic,” he continued. “For Prince Philip, this is exactly what he wanted. It’s a send-off that he had asked for.”

While Philip is entitled to a state funeral, for which each head of state from all over the world would have flown in, the late royal “wanted it to be a simple affair, simply focused on the loved ones, the friends, and the family that were gathered there for that final moment, and that says a lot about his character.”