Prince William and Kate have paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh by posting a smiling black and white photo of Prince Philip on their website.
The couple’s officer Royal Foundation The website now shows a picture of William’s grandfather, who died on Friday at the age of 99.
The smiling portrait is easy to see with “HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, 1921-2021”.
William was due to appear in coverage of the Bafta Awards this weekend but retired after the death of his grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh.
William, the president of Bafta, was due to have a taped conversation with costume designer Jenny Beavan and makeup and hair designer Sharon Martin on Saturday about filming in lockdown and the craft of filmmaking.
On Sunday, he was scheduled to give a video speech and celebrate the resilience of the film industry over the past year.
At the funeral next week he is supposed to go behind the Duke’s coffin next to his brother Harry Mirror reports.
A memorial service is being held today at Canterbury Cathedral, attended by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The royal service next Saturday at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle will be like no other. The Queen and her family wear face masks and are socially distant as they gather to say goodbye for good amid the restrictions of the coronavirus.
Philip’s wishes are the driving force behind the funeral plans, and that day his coffin is transported from the castle to the chapel in a specially modified Land Rover that he helped design, followed by Charles and high-ranking royals on foot.
The coffin is covered by the Duke’s personal standard along with his naval cap and sword, as well as a wreath of flowers.
Only 30 people – believed to be the Duke’s children, grandchildren and other close relatives – will be in attendance, but the Duchess of Sussex has been instructed by her doctor not to travel to the UK for the funeral, a palace spokesman said.
Mourners coming from outside of England are required to self-isolate for the first full 10 days after arrival, but are allowed to leave on compassionate grounds to attend a funeral of a close family member.
The Duke of Sussex, who will have traveled from the United States, could also be released from quarantine if he receives a negative private test on the fifth day as part of the test-to-release program.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave up his seat at the funeral to allow a family member to attend, No. 10 said.
While all public elements of the funeral – which is slated to take place entirely on the castle grounds – have been canceled, it will be televised.
As the funeral procession goes through the castle grounds, Charles is accompanied by high-ranking kings – but not the Queen – who walk behind the coffin, followed by Philip’s household, the oldest personage, his private secretary, Brigadier Archie Miller-Bakewell.
The route of the procession will be lined by representatives of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army and RAF, and the chiefs of service will precede the coffin, with the force being led by the gang of Grenadier Guards.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and David Conner, Dean of Windsor, are expected to attend the service.
Mr. Welby, who gave a reflection of the chapel at Lambeth Palace on Saturday night, said Philip was someone with a “deep and genuine sense of service and humility.”
He said, “It wasn’t“ me, me, me. ”It was about the world, about those he served, and in that, his own role became more important.
“He had a fair impatience. He wouldn’t accept the status quo. If things weren’t right, he would say it and say it so quickly, clearly, and often bluntly.
“However, Prince Philip also had a deep and genuine sense of service and humility.”
He described him as someone who “knew the talents he had and what he could bring, and he brought them 100% full throttle through his life”.
The Duke died peacefully in his sleep at Windsor Castle on Friday, two months before his 100th birthday.