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Prince Philip's funeral is set to take place this Saturday, April 17. In accordance with current coronavirus regulations, the guest list has been strictly limited to just 30 mourners, and Buckingham Palace has now released the names of the family members who will be attending.
The late Duke's grandson Prince Harry will be attending but his wife Meghan Markle has remained in their California home, reportedly on medical advice.
His brother Prince William will be attending, together with his wife Kate Middleton. Princess Beatrice will be accompanied by her husband, property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
Her sister Princess Eugenie will be attending with her husband, Jack Brooksbank.
Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, husband of Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, is also on the list and Mike Tindall – husband of the Princess Royal’s daughter Zara Phillips, will also be at the intimate Windsor Castle ceremony.
A handful of foreign dignitaries have also been invited – Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden, Prince Philipp of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, and Prince Donatus, Landgrave of Hesse. All have family connections to the late Duke.
The full list of guests who will attend the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral is as follows:
1. Her Majesty the Queen
2. The Prince of Wales
3. The Duchess of Cornwall
4. The Duke of Cambridge
5. The Duchess of Cambridge
6. The Duke of Sussex
7. The Duke of York
8. Princess Beatrice
9. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
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10. Princess Eugenie
11. Jack Brooksbank
12. The Earl of Wessex
13. The Countess of Wessex
14. Lady Louise Windsor
15. Viscount Severn
16. The Princess Royal
17. Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence
18. Peter Phillips
19. Zara Phillips
20. Mike Tindall.
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Others on the guest list include the Queen’s first cousins Princess Alexandra, the Duke of Gloucester and the Duke of Kent, who loyally supported the monarch and Philip by carrying out royal duties over the decades.
But missing from the list of the monarch’s cousins is Prince Michael of Kent, 78, who is not a working royal.
The list continues:
21. The Earl of Snowdon
22. Lady Sarah Chatto
23. Daniel Chatto
24. Duke of Gloucester
25. Duke of Kent
26. Princess Alexandra
27. Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden
28. Prince Donatus, Landgrave of Hesse
29. Prince Philipp of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
30. The Countess Mountbatten of Burma.
Unlike royal weddings or funerals of the past there is no place for leading politicians, so Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Keir Starmer will be watching the event on BBC1 like most other people in the country.
A statement from a Downing Street spokesman said: "As a result of the coronavirus regulations, only 30 people can attend the funeral of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
"The prime minister has throughout wanted to act in accordance with what is best for the royal household, and so to allow for as many family members as possible will not be attending the funeral on Saturday."
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