Burberry Postpones Fall 2021 Fashion Show Following Prince Philip's Death
Burberry has decided to postpone its women's fall 2021 show following the death of Prince Philip, who passed away on Friday, April 9, at 99 years old.
"Out of respect for the mourning period for Prince Philip, Burberry has postponed its Fall 2021 digital show, originally scheduled for 4/14. New time TBC," New York Times fashion critic Vanessa Friedman tweeted on Tuesday, April 13.
The brand — which was a granted a Royal Warrant, "a mark of recognition to people or companies who have regularly supplied goods or services to HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh or HRH The Prince of Wales or their Households," per their website — was going to air the show on its website with no live audience due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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The British luxury fashion house will most likely reschedule their presentation after the late duke's funeral, which will take place at St George's Chapel, which is at Windsor Castle, on Saturday, April 17, at 3 p.m. U.K. time (10 a.m. ET).
The funeral will only have 30 people in attendance due to government restrictions.
Of course, Philip's wife, Queen Elizabeth, will attend, in addition to their four children and their partners, which includes Prince Charles, wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Anne and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.
Philip's eight grandchildren — Prince Harry, Prince William, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Zara Tindall, James, Viscount Severn, Lady Louise Windsor and Peter Phillips — will also be there.
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The event will "still very much reflect the personal wishes of the Duke. The occasion will still celebrate and recognize the Duke's life and his more than 70 years of service to the Queen, the U.K. and the Commonwealth."
Philip, who would have turned 100 in June, is currently lying at rest at Windsor Castle.
The funeral would have had 800 people if not for the pandemic. However, it seems Philip wanted a scaled-down event all along. "The duke would have been delighted there won’t be able to be as much fuss because of Covid. He’d have thought, ‘That’s a coup,'" a senior royal aide shared.