Prince Philip funeral guest list announced - the 30 people attending
18:04, Friday, 16 April, 2021
The full list of 30 mourners who are attending Prince Philip's funeral on Saturday has been released by Buckingham Palace this evening. It is led by the Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla, Prince William and Kate and Prince Harry. The Queen's husband, who was 99, died on Friday at Windsor Castle and his funeral takes place at the weekend at St George's Chapel. Prince Philip's grandson, Prince Harry, flew in from the United States on Sunday and has been isolating at Frogmore Cottage ahead of the service. The Duke of Edinburgh’s carriage-driving companion – one of his closest confidantes – Countess Mountbatten of Burma is joining mourners at Philip’s funeral. Buckingham Palace said the Queen faced “some very difficult” decisions as she selected the 30 guests permitted under Covid-19 rules, from the original 800-strong congregation, and had tried to ensure all branches of the duke’s family were there. They are Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden; Prince Donatus, Landgrave of Hesse; and Prince Philipp of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. 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. A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “At its heart it is still a family event.