The number of participants in the funeral of Prince Philip was reduced by 25 times

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On Saturday, April 17, the farewell ceremony and funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh, the wife of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, will take place in London. The memorial service for the consort who died at the age of 99 will be held traditionally – in the chapel of St. George. However, restrictive measures in connection with the coronavirus pandemic forced the organizers of the mourning events to make adjustments to the ceremony.

Due to COVID-19, only three dozen people will be allowed to attend the memorial service, in addition to the clergy, these are members of the royal family and a number of close friends. In the old days, up to 800 people were present at the funeral of monarchs.

Earlier, the royal family urged ordinary Britons not to come to Windsor Castle and not leave flowers at the gates, but to send money to charity.

Read all the details about today in the British capital in our report: “The funeral of Prince Philip: online broadcast”