The funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh will be held at Windsor Castle.

The service will take place on Saturday afternoon which will be 2am Sunday morning Fiji Zealand time.

A palace spokesperson said the event will be a “ceremonial royal funeral” not a state funeral, which “very much reflects the duke’s wishes”.

The palace said the funeral will celebrate and reflect a life of service and has been adapted to take account of Covid-19 regulations, including having no public access, although it will be televised.

The Queen has approved the British Prime Minister’s recommendation that there be eight days of national mourning, to end on 17 April, the day of the funeral.

Where will the funeral take place?

Prince Philip is reported to have requested a funeral of minimal fuss and will not lie in state – where members of the public would have been able to view his coffin.

Instead, he will lie at rest in the private chapel at Windsor Castle until the day of the funeral.

The duke’s coffin is draped in his personal flag, his standard. The flag represents elements of his life, from his Greek heritage to his British titles. A wreath of flowers has also been placed on the coffin.

When the duke got engaged to the then Princess Elizabeth in 1946, he renounced his Greek title and became a British citizen, taking his mother’s anglicised name, Mountbatten.

The Mountbatten family is therefore also represented on the standard, alongside the castle from the arms of the City of Edinburgh – he became Duke of Edinburgh when he married.

People walk through Windsor Great Park along the Long Walk with Windsor Castle in the background, in Windsor, west of London, on April 9, 2021, following the announcement of the death of Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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