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UK military prepares for big role in Prince Philip’s funeral

UK military prepares for big role in Prince Philip’s funeral

UK military prepares for big role in Prince Philip’s funeral

On Friday, British troops, sailors, and air force staff were training, polishing, and making final arrangements for Prince Philip’s funeral, a martial but intimate service commemorating the death of a royal patriarch who was also one of the world’s shrinking number of World War II veterans.

UK military prepares for big role in Prince Philip’s funeral

 

More than 700 military officers, including army bands, Royal Marine buglers, and an honour guard selected from throughout the armed forces, are expected to attend Saturday’s funeral ceremony at Windsor Castle.

However, due to coronavirus constraints, there will be just 30 mourners inside St. Georges Chapel for the ceremony, including the widowed Queen Elizabeth II and her four daughters, rather than the 800 mourners included in the long-standing funeral plans.

UK’s Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II, passes away

Philip, who died on April 9 at the age of 99, was heavily active in the preparation of his funeral, which would honour his Royal Navy service and lifelong military connections, as well as his appreciation of the rough Land Rover.

 

Philip, who died on April 9 at the age of 99, was heavily active in the preparation of his funeral, which would honour his Royal Navy service and lifelong military connections, as well as his appreciation of the ro, Philip, who died on April 9 at the age of 99, was heavily active in the preparation of his funeral, which would honour his Royal Navy service and lifelong military connections, as well as his appreciation of the ro

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Philip, who died on April 9 at the age of 99, was heavily active in the preparation of his funeral, which would honour his Royal Navy service and lifelong military connections, as well as his appreciation of the ro, Philip, who died on April 9 at the age of 99, was heavily active in the preparation of his funeral, which would honour his Royal Navy service and lifelong military connections, as well as his appreciation of the ro

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