How Prince William and Harry will be separated at Philip's funeral
PRINCE William and his brother Harry will be separated at their grandfather Prince Philip's funeral on Saturday.
They will be separated by their cousin Peter Philips – at the request of the Queen.
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It was believed that the brothers would be stood shoulder-to-shoulder as they followed their grandad's coffin.
Due to social-distancing rules they will end up four metres apart during the procession at Windsor.
The brothers will be separated for a second time as they head into St George's Chapel for the service – with William walking ahead.
It comes as:
- Prince Harry and William won't stand near each other at Philip's funeral on Saturday
- The Royal Family won't wear military uniforms at the service – instead wearing morning coat with medals
- The full guest list of 30 attendees was revealed
- The Queen will sit alone after arriving in a Bentley with a Lady in Waiting
- The pall bearers at Prince Philip's funeral will be members of the Royal Marines
- Pregnant Meghan Markle will make 'private arrangements' to mark the funeral
Harry will follow flanked by the Earl of Snowden, while Princess Anne and Prince Charles lead the procession.
Buckingham Palace confirmed the final details of Philip's funeral today but said they would not be "drawn into perceptions and drama".
A spokesman added: "The arrangements have been agreed and represent Her Majesty's wishes.
"All of the arrangements have been signed off by Her Majesty.
"All the arrangements are being done to meet with the Duke's wishes and Her Majesty making the final decision."
At 11am on Saturday, the coffin will be moved from the Private Chapel in Windsor Castle to the Inner Hall, where it will remain until 2.41pm.
From there, the prince will be moved to the State Entrance, where royals including Kate Middleton, Zara Phillips and Princess Beatrice and Eugenie will make their way to the service.
The coffin will be placed on a specially-adapted, military green Land Rover Philip spent 16 years designing for his final journey.
The national anthem will then ring out as the Queen – joined by a Lady-in-Waiting – is taken in a Bentley to St George's Chapel.
At 2.45pm, the Band of the Grenadier Guards, followed by the Major General commanding the Household Division, will then lead the procession.
Different groups will then follow the Duke of Edinburgh's coffin through the grounds of Windsor Castle.
Philip's children, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Prince Charles will form one group.
Another group on the procession includes Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence and David Armstrong-Jones, the Earl of Snowden.
A national minute's silence will take place at 3pm before the 50-minute service.
The Queen will sit alone at Prince Philip's funeral after arriving in a Bentley with her Lady in Waiting.
Only a handful of the Duke of Edinburgh's closest family will be attending the gathering due to strict Covid rules.
All mourners will have to follow guidelines and remain socially distanced during the service.
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