Prince Philip's funeral: Covid laws the Royal Family will have to follow

The royal family will gather for the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral on Saturday – and like everyone else, they will have to obey the UK government’s strict coronavirus rules.

A maximum of 30 guests can attend the ceremony while Prince Philip is buried in Windsor at St. George’s Chapel.

Pallbearers and funeral directors do not count towards this number.

The full guest list is expected to be published later this week CornwallLive.

It is already clear that Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex and Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not be in attendance.

With the exception of people who are in the same household or in the same support bubble, all grievers must be socially separated to limit the risk of Covid-19 transmission.

This means that if the queen is not part of a bubble, she will have to sit alone during the service.

Face covering is also worn at all times, unless a legitimate exception applies.

The public has been told that they will not be able to attend the events that day and that the Duke will not be in the state.

Prince Philip opted for a more low-key ceremonial funeral rather than a full state funeral before he died.

Prince Philip’s funeral will be televised and will take place on Saturday 17th April at 3 p.m.


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