British royal family It is reported that 30 invited guests will attend the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on Saturday. The list is limited due to COWID restrictions and consists primarily of privileged family members.
Not among them are Sarah Ferguson, whom Duke once referred to as beyond good and evil, and Meghan Markle, who gave Oprah Winfrey her complaints against the royal family in March.
Initially, some 800 people were on the list, including foreign dignitaries and heads of state.
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The list includes four children and eight grandchildren of the Queen and Philip, as well as some of their spouses, who will serve at St George’s Chapel on Saturday.
Among them Jack Brooksbank, husband of Eugenie, daughter of the Duchess and Duke of York, and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, husband of their daughter Beatrice.
At Philips’ request, three German parents were admitted.
The guest list also includes the Queen’s full cousins Princess Alexandra, the Duke of Gloucester and the Duke of Kent, who have held many royal offices over the years.
Royal family news – Only 30 mourners will attend Saturday.
Also invited were the children of the Queen’s late sister, Princess Margaret: the Earl of Snowdon and Lady Sarah Chatto and her husband David Chatto.
Other guests include the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Princess and her husband Vice Admiral Timothy Lawrence, the Duke of York, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke of Sussex, Peter Phillips and Zara and Mike Tyndall.
A spokesman for Buckingham Palace said: In his heart, it’s always a family event. We’re following Covid’s instructions. There was a limit to who could be invited, and Her Majesty wanted to make sure that all branches of the ducal family were present, and had to make some very difficult decisions about who would attend.
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Royal family news – full guest list
There will be 30 people attending Prince Philip’s funeral:
1. Queen2. Prince of Wales
3. Duchess of Cornwall
4. Duke of Cambridge
5. Duchess of Cambridge
6. Duke of Sussex
7. Duke of York
8. Princess Beatrice9. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
10. Princess Eugenie
11. Jack Brooksbank
12. Earl of Wessex
13. Countess of Wessex
14. Lady Louise Windsor
15. Viscount Severn16. Princess Royal
17. Rear Admiral Sir Timothy Lawrence
18. Peter Phillips
19. Zara Phillips
20. Mike Tyndall
21. Count Snowdon22. Lady Sarah Chatto
23. Daniel Chatto
24. Duke of Gloucester
25. Duke of Kent26. Princess Alexandra27. Bernhard, Crown Prince of Baden
28. Prince Donat, Landgrave of Hesse
29. Prince Philip Hohenlohe of Langenburg
30. Countess Mountbatten of Burma.
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