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Here are the main guests at Prince Philip's funeral

Here are the main guests at Prince Philip’s funeral

Here are the main guests accompanying Queen Elizabeth II at Prince Philip’s funeral on Saturday in Windsor, a list that has shrunk to 30 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Queen’s eldest son and Prince Philip, heir to the throne, Prince of Wales, Charles, 72, will be next to his second wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

William, the eldest son of Prince Charles, the Duke of Cambridge, who is second only to the Crown, will be accompanied by his wife Kate.

Their three children were considered too young to attend.

William’s younger brother, Duke of Sussex, Harry, 36, has returned from California for the first time since his withdrawal from the monarchy a year ago. Any sign of reconciliation with his brother and father, who admitted tensions with him during his shocking interview on US television last month, will be scrutinized.

His wife Meghan Markle remains in the United States, and his doctors have advised him not to travel: She is pregnant with their second child.

The only daughter of the Queen and Prince Philip, the 70-year-old Royal Princess, will accompany her husband, Vice Admiral Timothy Lawrence, her children, Peter Phillips, and Zara Tindall.

The Duke of York, Andrew, 61, retreated from the monarchy in 2019 after a disastrous interview to explain his friendship with the late American financier Geoffrey Epstein, accused of trafficking in the palace.

He will be accompanied by his two daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie. In February, the latter gave birth to her first child, whom she named Philip as a name in honor of the Duke of Edinburgh.

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Earl of Wessex, Edward, 57, is the last of the Queen’s four children. He will be with his wife, Sophie, who has come to console the Queen after Philip’s death, and their two children.

One of Philip’s best friend, Countess Mountbatten, was Penny. Her husband is the grandson of Count Mountbatten, Charles’ mentor who was assassinated in 1979 by the IRA paramilitary organization. He is one of the few non-royal guests. He has remained very close to Philip after he was his private secretary.

Many members of the German branch of the Philip family will attend, including Bernard, heir to Baden and the grandson of his sister Theodora, as well as Donatus, head of the Hesse household.

The maximum number of 30 guests does not include religious representatives celebrating the celebration, led by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, spiritual leader of the Anglicans.

A choir of four singers will perform the songs chosen by Philip.