Which Royals will attend Prince Philip’s memorial? Guest list full | Royal | News

Coronavirus restrictions locked down the nation for a large portion of last year – and the Royals were no exception to the rules. When Prince Philip passed away in April last year, his funeral service had to be altered, which meant only 30 guests could attend and the Queen had to sit alone during the service.

Next week, the Royals, along with a number of other invitees who didn’t have the opportunity to attend the funeral last year, will mark the anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s death with a Service of Thanksgiving.

The service, due to take place at Westminster Abbey, will commemorate the Prince’s “dedication to family, Nation, and Commonwealth” and recognize “the importance of his legacy in creating opportunities for young people, promoting environmental stewardship and conservation, and supporting the Armed forces.”

The service will be held on Tuesday, March 29 and will be broadcast on BBC One.

Coverage will start at 10.30am and will run for an hour and 45 minutes.

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Which of the Royals are due to attend the memorial?

Members of the immediate Royal Family expected to attend include Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Anne and her husband Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, and Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

Prince Andrew, who stepped down from Royal duties in 2019 and recently settled a £12 million out-of-court agreement with Virginia Giuffre, is “determined to honor his father despite scrutiny he may face.”

Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, who will return from their Caribbean trip on March 26, are also expected to attend the service.

The Queen is thought to make an appearance, however this has not been confirmed.

Since contracting COVID-19 in February, Her Majesty has largely scaled back on public appearances, taking on light and mostly virtual Royal duties.

Other Royal Family members expected to attend the service include Prince Philip’s grandchildren, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Zara Tindall, Peter Phillips, Lady Louise Windsor, and James, Viscount Severn.

Why isn’t Prince Harry on the attendee list?

Prince Harry has confirmed he, along with the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, will not be flying back to the UK to attend the service for security reasons.

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Prince Harry launched legal action against the Home Office in February over his decision to remove his UK police security when returning from the US, despite him offering to pay for it himself.

His spokesperson said the Prince hopes to visit the Queen soon, but fears the UK would be too dangerous for him and his family as it currently stands.

Which European Royals are on the guest list?

A number of European Royals, including King Felipe, Queen Letizia of Spain and Queen Margrethe of Denmark are due to attend.

The list also includes Princess Beatrix, King Willem-Alexander, and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, as well as Margareta, Custodian of the Crown of Romania and Prince Radu.

Who else is on the guest list?

The Duke of Edinburgh’s “wider family and friends” will attend the event, along with more than 500 representatives of Philip’s patronages and charities.

Prince Philip’s surviving family members from Germany are expected to attend, which includes three of his relatives—Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden; Donatus, Prince and Landgrave of Hesse; and Philipp, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

Others include guests of the UK Government, the armed forces and the returned administrations, and realm High Commissioners.

Members of the Queen and the late Duke’s household, representatives from the Duke’s regimental affiliations in the UK and the Commonwealth, as well as the clergy and other faiths, are also expected to attend.

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