Prince Philip's Body Will Be Moved Next To Queen Elizabeth's When She's Laid To Rest In This Special Location

prince philips body will be moved next to queen elizabeths in special location
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Apr. 16 2021, Updated 11:12 a.m. ET

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On April 17, Prince Philip will be laid to rest inside St George's Chapel at his home, Windsor Castle — but the "royal vault" won't be his final resting place.

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Instead, The Telegraph reported he'll be moved next to his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, once she passes away. The matriarch will be placed inside King George VI Memorial Chapel, which was named after her father, who died in 1952.

That space also holds the body of Elizabeth's sister, Princess Margaret, and their mother, Queen Elizabeth.

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According to Tatler, the annex features "a black stone slab set into the floor. It is inscribed with ‘George VI’ and ‘Elizabeth’ in gold lettering, followed by their years of birth and death."

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The Duke of Edinburgh's funeral will be small due to COVID-19 restrictions, with only 30 people in attendance. The guest list includes his and Elizabeth's four childrenPrince Charles, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Princess Anne — and their spouses. 

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Philip's eight grandchildren, such as Prince William, Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie, as well as a handful of other relatives, will also be present.

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Buckingham Palace stated that whittling down the guest list was "difficult" for the Queen, as she is "dealing with a family funeral and at its heart it is still a family event."

It was also announced that brothers William and Harry, who aren't getting along at the moment, will not walk next to each other during the procession.

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"These are practical changes rather than sending a signal. This is a funeral and we are not going to be drawn into perceptions of drama," a spokesman stated. "The arrangements have been agreed and represent Her Majesty's wishes."

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The royal family's website offered a few details about the funeral.

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"During the Service, a small choir of four will sing pieces of music chosen by The Duke of Edinburgh," the note said. "The Funeral Service will be conducted by the Dean of Windsor, and is expected to last for approximately 50 minutes." 

"At the conclusion of the Service, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Coffin will be lowered into the Royal Vault," the statement continued. "The Archbishop of Canterbury will pronounce the Blessing and the National Anthem will be sung by the Choir."

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