Prince Philip’s funeral: What happens after the ceremony? Here’s everything you need to know

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The late Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, has been laid to rest, following a ceremonial funeral at St George’s Chapel.

Prince Philip’s funeral was attended by thirty guests, including the Queen and their four children, as well as his grandchildren and some German family too.

Following the funeral, the period of national mourning has ended, but the Royal Family will continue to observe two weeks of mourning.

Members of the Royal Family will attend engagements wearing black mourning bands where appropriate.

Members of the public were asked not to attend the funeral events, in line with public health advice, and the Royal Family also requested for people not to leave flowers and tributes at royal residences.

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Members of the public have been asked, however, to make a donation to charity if they wish, on the Royal Family website.

There’s also an online book of condolence available for the public to post their personal tributes.

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And Meghan Markle is rumoured to be making her own “private arrangements” to remember the Prince, after not attending his funeral.

The funeral saw Prince Harry with his family again following the recent bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview, however his wife Meghan Markle was advised not to attend by a doctor, due to being in the late stages of pregnancy.


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Due to the limited number of attendees at the funeral, Buckingham Palace have asked that loved ones who are unable to attend make “private arrangements to remember the Duke of Edinburgh”, The Sun reports.

Friends of the Duchess of Sussex shared with the Daily Mail this week that she also wanted to stay away from Prince Philip’s funeral because she ‘didn’t want to be the centre of attention.’

It has been reported this week that Queen Elizabeth, 94, “understands” why Meghan didn’t return to the UK and has been in contact with her.

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A source has told People magazine: “It was always a given that Harry would return to England for his grandfather’s passing.”

After Prince Philip's passing at the age of 99, Meghan and Harry “were in contact with the Queen.”

The source went on to explain: “Meghan expressed condolences. The Queen understands why she can’t travel at the moment.”

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Meghan, who is set to begin maternity leave in four weeks, is said to have had a “special bond” with the Queen’s late husband and “adored him.”

A source had told the Daily Mail: “Meghan said her main concern right now is supporting Harry. She said she left it up to him as to whether or not she would attend the funeral.

“Meghan said it’s during these times when family should come together, put their differences aside and unite as one. She said this is what Prince Philip would want and that she’s willing to forgive and move forward.”

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