Prince William and Prince Harry will be at the funeral procession for their grandfather, Prince Philip. However, contrary to earlier reports, the brothers will not be side-by-side each other as they will be flanked in between by their cousin, Peter Phillips.
According to reports, Buckingham Palace separated William and Harry in the position for the procession to avoid drawing "perceptions of drama" from the public. A source confirmed that this was the wishes of Queen Elizabeth.
The palace has also released the official list of 30 guests who will be present at St. George's Chapel for the ceremonial funeral. Expected to march during the procession, aside from William, Phillips and Harry, are Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. Princess Anne's husband, Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, and Queen Elizabeth's nephew David Linney (also known as Armstrong-Jones), the 2nd Earl of Snowdon.
The Queen will not be at the procession as well as the rest of the invited guests. Instead, they will wait at the Galilee Porch of the St. George's Chapel.
They are the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duchess of Cambridge, the Countess of Wessex and the grandchildren Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, Zara Phillips Tindall and Mike Tindall, and Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn. The queen's cousins and Princess Margaret's daughter will also be there: the Duke of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra, Lady Sarah Chatto and her husband Daniel Chatto.
Prince Philip's side of the family will be represented as well. It was the duke's wishes to have blood relatives at the funeral and they are Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden, Prince Donatus, Landgrave of Hesse, and Prince Philipp of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. These German relatives have been in quarantine since the announcement of Philip's death, according to Daily Mail. Buckingham Palace has confirmed that they have been asked to take the necessary precautions following their travel from Germany.
Prince Philip's closest friend and distant relative, the Countess Mountbatten of Burma, Penelope Penny Knatchbull, has also been invited. She has been close to the queen and the duke for many years and took care of Philip during his retirement at his home in Wood Farm.
Members of the royal family are expected to practice social distancing during the funeral and will be wearing masks the whole time. There will be other people present, however, such as the private secretaries and the military men as they are considered in working capacity during the event.
Prince Philip's funeral will be marked with a moment of silence across the United Kingdom at 3:00 p.m. London time. The ceremonies will be aired live across various news outlet, including BBC, ITV and Sky News on their YouTube channels.