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Old 04-09-2021, 01:42 PM
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I extend my condolences to the royal family of the death of Prince Philip. 99 years old. He lived a long life.
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Old 04-09-2021, 01:44 PM
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I would understand if Zara chose not to attend, given her very recent delivery and newborn at home. However, she is will likely want to be there to support her grandmother.

I also would not be surprised if Autumn attended. My husband has a good relationship with his ex-wife, and our entire family attended her mother's funeral.

Even with restrictions going up to 30, it's going to be a very difficult task to decide who may attend. Something that many families have had to endure this past year.
There is enough space for all immediate famy and I am sure they are the priority
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Old 04-09-2021, 01:47 PM
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I hadn't read the full statement until just now in which BP asked mourners not to lay flowers, to offer condolences in the safest manner possible, etc. It suggests that donations be made to charity rather than flowers being left. Would it be inappropriate if we began a list here of the charities which the DoE might have considered most appropriate for the donations? For instance, I'm not certain which environmental charities he's most affiliated with, if the DoE Awards accepts monetary donations, etc.
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Old 04-09-2021, 01:47 PM
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It's going to be so tricky for the funeral. It's going to have to be very carefully organised so that it doesn't cause offence to the country, I couldn't attend my brother-in-law's funeral earlier in the year because of restrictions.

So whilst the number of people working at the funeral don't count toward the 30, I imagine we will perhaps see just the Archbishop of Canterbury officiating without the usual extra clergy. No choir I assume as singing is a no-no atm.
I expect military pallbearers, but not an overly large number of people around.

The Quire at St George's seats 52 - that's not going to allow 30 people to socially distance properly. I wonder if they'll host the whole funeral in the larger main body of the church to allow distancing (especially as it will presumably be filmed) rather than have some family in the Quire and some further back. 30 people is going to be very tight.

The Queen, Charles, Camilla, William, Catherine, Anne, Tim, Peter, Zara, Mike, Andrew, Beatrice, Eduardo, Eugenie, Jack, Edward, Sophie, Louise and James I think are the certain attendees.

That only leaves 11 spaces to be divided between the possibles; Harry, any of the great-grandchildren considered old enough, Earl Snowden, Sarah Chatto, Princess Alexandra, the Dukes of Kent and Gloucester, the Mountbattens (I imagine if Pamela Hicks is well enough and not shielding she will be there). I think Penny Brabourne would have been an absolute certainty had it been a bigger event. Plus any of his nieces and nephews who live in the UK that he was close too.
Won't family members be able to sit together?

So, we would have 10 family units for the BRF:
1. The Queen (it would be wonderful if at least one of her children could some how form a bubble with her)

2. Charles & Camilla

3. Anne & Timothy

4. Andrew

5. Edward, Sophie, Louise & James

6. William & Catherine (& children)

7. Peter (& children)

8. Zara & Mike (& children)

9. Beatrice & Eduardo

10. Eugenie & Jack

Assuming Harry won't be back in time, I left him out as well.
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Old 04-09-2021, 01:50 PM
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Won't family members be able to sit together?

So, we would have 10 family units for the BRF:
1. The Queen (it would be wonderful if at least one of her children could some how form a bubble with her)

2. Charles & Camilla

3. Anne & Timothy

4. Andrew

5. Edward, Sophie, Louise & James

6. William & Catherine (& children)

7. Peter (& children)

8. Zara & Mike (& children)

9. Beatrice & Eduardo

10. Eugenie & Jack

Assuming Harry won't be back in time, I left him out as well.
It depends who you are bubbled with. Princess Anne's lot could all be bubbled together.
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Old 04-09-2021, 01:51 PM
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While saddened, I am not surprised at the news particularly in light of the recent lengthy hospital stays. Phillip relished being an active vigorous person and would not have wanted a prolonged decline, so there’s comfort that he was mostly spared that.
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Not only due to numbers but due to the requirements to quarantine ... which is why I am not even sure that Harry will be able to be their. He will need to do 10 days in quarantine and the funeral is reported to be in 7 or 8 days time.

Only 30 people are allowed and with The Queen, four children, three spouses of children, 8 grandchildren and six spouses of grandchildren that is 22 with no great-grandchildren or more extended family members.

It is for this reason that I do think that a state memorial service will take place next year with foreign royals etc being in attendance.
I assume grandson Harry could attend under the current 5 day test/release quarantine protocol https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavi...ational-travel, but he’d need to be on a plane soon.
30 max funeral (excluding ex & soon to be ex spouses & Meghan due to international travel risks while pregnant during pandemic)
Wife - Queen (1)
Children & spouses: Charles/Camilla, Anne/Timothy, Andrew, Edward/Sophie (7)
Grandchildren & spouses: Peter, William/Kate, Zara/Mike, Harry, Beatrice/Eduardo, Eugenie/Jack, Louise, James (12)
Niece/nephew: David, Sarah/spouse (3)
First cousins of Queen: D of Gloucester/spouse, D of Kent/Spouse, Princess Alexandra, Prince Michael/spouse - the Kents are also 2nd cousins (or 1st cousins once removed) of Phillip (7)
That’s exactly 30.
The eldest great grandchildren are very young, Peter’s girls - ages 10 & 8, George & Mia age 7, & Charlotte age 5, thus I doubt they’d attend.
It’s possible the Queen may wish for a smaller service, limiting attendance to just the immediate family, the Queen, her children & their spouses, her grandchildren & their spouses, her niece & her spouse, & her nephew (23.)
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Old 04-09-2021, 01:52 PM
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My thoughts are with HM and the family..

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Old 04-09-2021, 01:54 PM
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While saddened, I am not surprised at the news particularly in light of the recent lengthy hospital stays. Phillip relished being an active vigorous person and would not have wanted a prolonged decline, so there’s comfort that he was mostly spared that.


I assume grandson Harry could attend under the current 5 day test/release quarantine protocol https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavi...ational-travel, but he’d need to be on a plane soon.
30 max funeral (excluding ex & soon to be ex spouses & Meghan due to international travel risks while pregnant during pandemic)
Wife - Queen (1)
Children & spouses: Charles/Camilla, Anne/Timothy, Andrew, Edward/Sophie (7)
Grandchildren & spouses: Peter, William/Kate, Zara/Mike, Harry, Beatrice/Eduardo, Eugenie/Jack, Louise, James (12)
Niece/nephew: David, Sarah/spouse (3)
First cousins of Queen: D of Gloucester/spouse, D of Kent/Spouse, Princess Alexandra, Prince Michael/spouse - the Kents are also 2nd cousins (or 1st cousins once removed) of Phillip (7)
That’s exactly 30.
The eldest great grandchildren are very young, Peter’s girls - ages 10 & 8, George & Mia age 7, & Charlotte age 5, thus I doubt they’d attend.
It’s possible the Queen may wish for a smaller service, limiting attendance to just the immediate family, the Queen, her children & their spouses, her grandchildren & their spouses, her niece & her spouse, & her nephew (23.)
The royals often bring children to funerals. Eugenie was 7 at Princess Diana's .

I wouldn't be surprised if the 5 eldest great grandchildren where there given this will essentially be a private occasion.
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Old 04-09-2021, 01:58 PM
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It's going to be so tricky for the funeral. It's going to have to be very carefully organised so that it doesn't cause offence to the country, I couldn't attend my brother-in-law's funeral earlier in the year because of restrictions.


So whilst the number of people working at the funeral don't count toward the 30, I imagine we will perhaps see just the Archbishop of Canterbury officiating without the usual extra clergy. No choir I assume as singing is a no-no atm.
I expect military pallbearers, but not an overly large number of people around.


The Quire at St George's seats 52 - that's not going to allow 30 people to socially distance properly. I wonder if they'll host the whole funeral in the larger main body of the church to allow distancing (especially as it will presumably be filmed) rather than have some family in the Quire and some further back.


30 people is going to be very tight.



The Queen, Charles, Camilla, William, Catherine, Anne, Tim, Peter, Zara, Mike, Andrew, Beatrice, Eduardo, Eugenie, Jack, Edward, Sophie, Louise and James I think are the certain attendees.



That only leaves 11 spaces to be divided between the possibles; Harry, any of the great-grandchildren considered old enough, Earl Snowden, Sarah Chatto, Princess Alexandra, the Dukes of Kent and Gloucester, the Mountbattens (I imagine if Pamela Hicks is well enough and not shielding she will be there). I think Penny Brabourne would have been an absolute certainty had it been a bigger event. Plus any of his nieces and nephews who live in the UK that he was close too.


There will be no politicians, which I think would please him. Likely no representatives from any of his charities or any of his loyal staff, which wouldn't be so pleasing.
They could decide to have a completely private funeral that's not broadcasted and with just The Queen, the children, grandchildren and spouses now and then have a full ceremonial memorial service later.
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Old 04-09-2021, 01:59 PM
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The bells have begun to toll 99 times at Westminster Abbey.


That made me tear up. I can’t imagine hearing the bells toll.
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Old 04-09-2021, 02:02 PM
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For those annoyed by the reactions of people on social media it might be interesting to know that people are still attempting to lay flowers and gather both outside Buckingham Palace and Windsor.

Not the wisest idea, especially as the family have asked them not to but people do want to pay their respects in person.

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Old 04-09-2021, 02:05 PM
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The royals often bring children to funerals. Eugenie was 7 at Princess Diana's .

I wouldn't be surprised if the 5 eldest great grandchildren where there given this will essentially be a private occasion.
I attended my father’s funeral at age 5 and if their presence comforts the Queen, then I’m sure they’ll be there if the numbers allow that. If the first cousins don’t attend, there would be room for the 5 eldest great grandchildren.
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Old 04-09-2021, 02:08 PM
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I hope that his kinfolk are all coping well with their grief. I appreciate the fundraising that the Duke did for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme and for the World Wildlife Fund. [.....]
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Is it known whether Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward and other family members are with the Queen at Windsor Castle at the moment?

Prince Emanuele Filiberto remembered the Duke of Edinburgh.
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Old 04-09-2021, 02:22 PM
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I really do think the only real solution is to have a very small private funeral now and then a larger memorial service later. That is quite common with the aristocracy, the late Duke of Westminster was buried quickly in a private service before a public memorial a few months later and it was reported that was what the RFs first thought was to have for Diana after her death.

It would allow his staff, charities, foreign royal families, his more distant relatives and the like to be represented/present or certainly more of a chance of that happening.

I agree in the past royal children may have attended funerals - well Beatrice and Eugenie did go to Diana's but I can't see them attending this time with the limit of people being able to. Given most of them only very recently began attending the Christmas church service I think they won't be attending his funeral at present.
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Old 04-09-2021, 02:23 PM
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Nothing on the television, no photographs of anybody arriving that I have seen.
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Old 04-09-2021, 02:26 PM
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That made me tear up. I can’t imagine hearing the bells toll.
Me, too... I assume a video will be posted later...😭😭
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Old 04-09-2021, 02:28 PM
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This is immensely sad. I was hoping he'd be alright since he was released from the hospital. It feels like something steadfast, strong, and immense has passed. My thoughts with the Queen :(

RIP, sir. Fair winds and following seas!
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Old 04-09-2021, 02:29 PM
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Is it known whether Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward and other family members are with the Queen at Windsor Castle at the moment?
Prince Charles is with his mother now...

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The Prince of Wales' car was pictured arriving at the Berkshire royal residence on Friday. Charles, 72, could be seen in the passenger seat of the silver Tesla as he rushed to support the monarch, 94, who is grieving for her husband.
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The bells of Westminster Abbey toll following the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh earlier today.

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