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Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's longtime consort, will be laid to rest in low-key ceremony


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Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's longtime consort, will be laid to rest in low-key ceremony

   April 14, 2021 9:31 AM
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by Max Foster, Laura Smith-Spark and Angela Dewan, CNN

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and consort to Queen Elizabeth, has died Prince Philips funeral to be muted amid COVID-19 pandemic
 
LONDON, United Kingdom - Prince Philip, the late husband to the UK's Queen Elizabeth II, will be laid to rest on Saturday next week, in a ceremony that will be colourful and steeped in tradition, but low key by royal standards.

Philip, who was officially the Duke of Edinburgh, died peacefully at Windsor Castle on Friday morning at the age of 99. He was the nation's longest-serving consort -- a term given to the spouse of a reigning monarch -- and they had been married for 73 years.

Harry, the Duke of Sussex, will attend his grandfather's funeral, but his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, won't be present, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said. The couple are living in California and a doctor had advised the duchess, who is pregnant, against travelling to the UK, the spokesperson said.

The couple gave an explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired in March, in which they told their side of the story in their rift with the royal family, making explosive allegations against some of its members and the establishment.

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