Who will attend the funeral of Prince Philip? Guest list revealed for Duke of Edinburgh’s ceremony

Senior royals will be attending the funeral but pregnant Meghan Markle will stay in LA

The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral will be a family affair attended by close relatives, with the guest list limited to just 30 because of coronavirus restrictions.

The Queen and Philip’s children and grandchildren will gather to pay their respects to the royal patriarch, who died on April 9 at the age of 99.

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Prince Philip’s funeral will take place at Windsor later today (17 April) and will be broadcasted live on ITV from 1.15pm with journalists Tom Bradbury and Julie Etchingham presenting.

The funeral proceedings will start at the entrance of Windsor Castle, where the coffin will begin its journey to King George VI memorial chapel.

It was originally planned long ago for 800 guests but had to take into account the strict limit on numbers during the pandemic.

Which family members will be at the royal funeral?

Here is the full list of guests who will attend the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral:

Prince Philip was the longest-serving consort in British history and was due to celebrate his 100th birthday this year. (Photo by Adrian Dennis - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

1. The Queen

2. The Prince of Wales

3. The Duchess of Cornwall

4. The Duke of Cambridge

Bunches of flowers were left outside Windsor Castle following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh at the age of 99. (PA).

5. The Duchess of Cambridge

6. The Duke of Sussex

7. The Duke of York

8. Princess Beatrice

The funeral service - which was planned before lockdown - was expecting 800 guests pre-pandemic but now only 30 close relatives and friends can attend.

9. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

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

21. 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

Buckingham Palace confirmed that royal men will wear morning coats with their medals and the women will wear day dresses.

Why is Meghan Markle staying in California?

While Harry will be there, the Duchess of Sussex, who is pregnant with her second child, will not.

She will remain in California after she was not given medical clearance by her doctor to travel.

Meghan is due to give birth in the summer and previously suffered a miscarriage.

Will the Prime Minister attend the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral?

The Queen had the difficult task of deciding who should attend the service in honour of her husband of 73 years.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not be present to allow for as many family members as possible to be there amid the Covid-19 rules.

The 30 limit rule does not include clergy, and the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Dean of Windsor will preside over the service.

The Queen and Philip’s 10 great-grandchildren – Savannah and Isla Phillips; Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis of Cambridge; Mia, Lena and Lucas Tindall; Archie Mountbatten-Windsor; and August Brooksbank – are considered too young to attend the televised proceedings as all are aged 10 and under.