LONDON, UK — Only 30 people are allowed to attend the funeral service for Prince Philip on Saturday due to coronavirus restrictions in the United Kingdom.
More than 700 military personnel are set to take part in Saturday’s funeral ceremony at Windsor Castle, including army bands, Royal Marine buglers and an honor guard drawn from across the armed forces.
But coronavirus restrictions mean that instead of the 800 mourners included in the longstanding funeral plans, there will be only 30 inside St. George’s Chapel for the service, including the widowed Queen Elizabeth II and her four children.
The queen's husband of 73 years died April 9 at the age of 99.
Full list of Prince Philip funeral attendees:
- Queen Elizabeth II
- Prince Charles, eldest child of the queen and Prince Philip
- Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Charles’ wife
- Princess Anne, second child of the queen and Prince Philip
- Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, Anne’s husband
- Prince Andrew, third child of the queen and Prince Philip
- Prince Edward, youngest child of the queen and Prince Philip
- Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Edward’s wife
- Lady Louise Windsor, Edward and Sophie’s daughter
- James, Viscount Severn, Edward and Sophie’s son
- Prince William, eldest son of Charles and the late Princess Diana
- Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, William’s wife
- Prince Harry, younger son of Charles and Diana
- Peter Phillips, son of Princess Anne and her first husband Mark Phillips
- Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne and Mark Phillips
- Mike Tindall, Zara’s husband
- Princess Beatrice, elder daughter of Prince Andrew and ex-wife Sarah, Duchess of York
- Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Beatrice's husband
- Princess Eugenie, younger daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah
- Jack Brooksbank, Eugenie’s husband
- Lady Sarah Chatto, daughter of the queen’s late sister Princess Margaret
- Daniel Chatto, husband of Lady Sarah Chatto
- David Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon, son of Princess Margaret
- Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, a cousin of the queen
- Edward, Duke of Kent, a cousin of the queen
- Princess Alexandra, a cousin of the queen
- Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden, a German great-nephew of Prince Philip
- Prince Donatus, Landgrave of Hesse, a German cousin of Prince Philip
- Prince Philipp of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, a German great-nephew of Prince Philip
- Penelope Knatchbull, Countess Mountbatten of Burma, a friend of Prince Philip, married to the grandson of Philip’s uncle Lord Mountbatten
In a break with custom, members of the royal family who have served in the armed forces or have ceremonial military appointments will wear civilian clothes to the funeral.
The decision, signed off by the queen, means that Harry won’t risk being the only member of the royal family not in uniform. Harry lost his honorary military titles after he gave up frontline royal duties last year. As a result, protocol suggested that Harry, an army veteran who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan, would only wear a suit with medals at royal functions.
The decision also sidesteps another potential controversy after reports that Prince Andrew, the queen’s second-oldest son, considered wearing an admiral’s uniform to his father’s funeral. Andrew retains his military titles even though he has been sidelined from royal duties because of scandal around his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.