What We Know About Prince Philip's Funeral Procession

Just a few short weeks after having a procedure for a pre-existing heart condition, Prince Philip died on April 9 at the age of 99 (via Town & Country). Per New York Post, Philip died in his sleep. The official statement from the royal family read, "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss."

Per BBC, "The duke will have a ceremonial funeral, rather than a state funeral," to be held on Saturday, April 17. The procession will begin at 14:45 British Summer Time, or 9am EST, and an aerial view of the procession route is available at BBC's site. 

Prince Philip's funeral will be April 17

According to BBC, the funeral will take place at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Due to restrictions from the coronavirus pandemic, only the royal family and the duke's secretary will be able to attend the actual ceremony, but the palace says this "reflects the duke's wishes," as he reportedly wanted an uncomplicated funeral. On Saturday, Prince Philip's casket will be placed on a modified Land Rover, which he himself helped design. The procession will be led by the Grenadier Guards' band, followed by the Major General's Party and the military chiefs of staff. 

Per the outlet, "Members of the Royal Family, including the Prince of Wales, will walk behind the coffin," while Queen Elizabeth will arrive at the chapel separately. In addition, "The route will be lined by personnel from the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, The Highlanders, 4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland and the Royal Air Force." At the chapel will be a guard of honor, a Rifles Regiment's band, members of the Household Cavalry lining the steps, the Royal Navy playing "the Still," the dean of Windsor, and the Archbishop of Canterbury. After the funeral, the duke will be laid to rest in the royal vault.