As she transitions to life without her beloved husband Prince Philip, the Queen seeks comfort from her family. The king must also make the tough decision about who will attend his funeral.
According to current Covid guidelines in England, only 30 individuals, including clergy, will be permitted to attend the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral service.
The event was initially scheduled for 800 people in St George’s Chapel, but it will now have to be scaled down due to the strict attendance limit.
The Queen’s four children and their spouses and their names are as following :
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall
Princess Anne and Sir Timothy Laurence
Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex – will undoubtedly be present.
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Prince William’s wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, as a future queen, will also be expected to attend.
The grandchildren’s other spouses – Mike Tindall, Jack Brooksbank and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi – may attend to support their wives, but the Queen might decide to include other relatives or members of the household instead.
While Harry is expected to travel from the US, Meghan, who is pregnant with her second child, will remain in California after her doctor advised her not to travel. It had been thought unlikely she would attend given the bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview in which the Sussexes accused an unnamed senior royal of racism.