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Prince Philip will have his body laid to rest within the private chapel in Windsor Castle on Saturday 17 April, following his passing at the age of 99.
Recently, the details of Prince Philip’s funeral were confirmed and now the guest list for the ceremony has been revealed.
Coronavirus measures mean only 30 people will be able to attend the funeral, and among those will be members of Philip’s German family.
Three of his German family members flew to the UK and are currently isolating ahead of the funeral.
Two great-nephews and a cousin are part of a bubble at a home in Berkshire, and they were quietly flown to the UK last weekend, ahead of the funeral.
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They are Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden, Prince Donatus, Landgrave of Hesse, and Prince Philipp of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.
Royal biographer Robert Hardman first hinted at the news that Prince Philip’s sister’s families would be attending and, taking to Twitter, he announced: “I am pleased to report that the Duke's sisters' families, whom he loved dearly (and vice versa), will make up a tenth of the mourners on Saturday. Uninvited to his 1947 wedding, they'll be there at the end as he wanted. In Thursday's Mail."
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Who are Philip’s German family members attending? Let’s take a look…
Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden
Prince Bernhard, 50, is the grandson of the Duke’s second sister, Theodora.
Prince Donatus, Landgrave of Hesse
Prince Donates, 54, is the head of the House of Hesse, and Prince Philip’s younger sisters, Cecilie and Sophie married into the house.
Prince Philipp of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Prince Philipp’s grandmother, Princess Margarita, was the Duke of Edinburgh’s sister.
Prince Philipp, 51, said in a statement: “It really is an incredible honour and we are all extremely touched and privileged to be included on behalf of the wider family.”
Prince Philip 1921-2021
Discussing the Duke, he added: “It was such a joy having a conversation with him. His memory was extraordinary.
“He could remember playing hide-and-seek in the castle when he was a boy, and he always enjoyed talking to the local people.
“He could switch from German to English and back again, whether he was talking about Winston Churchill or the local wildlife.”
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The rest of the guest list is made up of close members of the family, including the four children of the Queen and Prince Philip.
The details of Prince Philip's funeral were recently confirmed, with the ceremony set to take place on Saturday 17 April at 3pm at St George's Chapel, inside the grounds of Windsor Castle, where the Duke of Edinburgh passed away.
The Duke of Edinburgh, who was said to have wanted little fuss at the ceremony, will have his body laid to rest within the private chapel in Windsor Castle, which is also where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got hitched.
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