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Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth of England has passed away! Operation Fort Bridge: How will Prince Philip's funeral take place?

Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth of England has passed away! Operation Fort Bridge: How will Prince Philip's funeral take place?

Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth of England has passed away!

 Although he is entitled to the entire state funeral because he is the Queen's husband, he has previously stated that it is not.  The body is usually buried in Westminster Hall, a historic site in London.  But Philip had already told him not to put his body there.

 So it seems that the body of the late Princess Diana will be laid to rest at St James' Palace.  Also, it seems that Prince Philip's body will be laid to rest at Frogmore Garden, located in Windsor Castle.  He had already expressed his desire to bury himself there as the body of his ancestors had been buried.

 After these ceremonies Prince Philip's wife and Queen Elizabeth will observe mourning for the next eight days.  At this time, no laws will be passed.  It will not be approved by the State House, and the affairs of the state will be suspended as a sign of respect.  Then 30 days of mourning will be observed on behalf of the royal family.  After that, Queen Elizabeth will return to her royal duties.  However, it is said that changes can be made as it is the corona period.

Why is Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's consort, not King?

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in Windsor Castle.

The news of Prince Philip’s decision to step down from royal engagements has elicited varied response. While some said it’s a much-deserved retirement, some went to the extent of declaring that he was dead. The fact remains that the Prince is 95. The Palace reports that this decision was his own and is wholly supported by the Queen and the royal family.


As the longest serving consort of the longest serving British monarch, the Prince has braved several storms in his 70-year royal engagement. His unusually difficult childhood saw his mother in a psychiatric sanatorium and the death of his siblings, Prince Philip was virtually orphaned by the age of 16. It was during this period that he met his uncle, Lord Louis “Dickie” Mountbatten, who would become his legal guardian. Lord Mountbatten was the last British Viceroy of India.


Lord Mountbatten’s position in the Navy proved quite useful as Prince Philip joined the Royal Navy College and it was here that he met his future wife, the then Princess Elizabeth in 1939. He was 19 and she was just 13. A budding romance would ensue which saw them getting married in 1947.


But, the union was not without its share of complications. As the sixth in line to the thrones of Greece and Denmark, Prince Philip had to abandon his Greek and Danish titles and adopt the surname of Mountbatten and formalise his identity as a British subject with his joining the Anglican Church. He was bestowed the titles of Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Greenwich shortly before his marriage to the Queen.


The Queen officially ascended the throne in 1952 and the Duke of Edinburgh has been steadfast in his support through her reign.


But, why is Prince Philip a Prince and not King?


The answer has to do with the quirks of English common laws. While a wife traditionally takes her husband’s family name after marriage, titles within the royal family too work in a similar fashion. But, an exception is made when a female royal marries a man with a title, if any, that is below her own. She will retain the title while her husband will not be entitled to it. This is why Queen Elizabeth retained her style as Her Royal Highness even after her marriage as she was in line to the British throne.


Royal Highness Prince Philip has served as a force for change within the royal family. His efforts saw Queen’s Elizabeth’s coronation being televised, the first-ever such incident. In his time as the consort of the Queen, he has visited over 170 countries, delivered 5,000 speeches and has been associated with 780 charitable trusts and organisations. His flagship programme, Duke of Edinburgh Awards that was set up in 1956, has helped over 4 million youth and has improved community services around the world. It is widely regarded to be most effective of such youth programmes.

 Operation Fort Bridge: How will Prince Philip's funeral take place?

 Following the death of Prince Philip, there have been talks about how his funeral will take place


 It seems that the body of the late Princess Diana will be laid to rest at St James' Palace

 How the funeral will be conducted will be planned in advance

 Prince Philip's wife and queen Elizabeth will mourn for the next eight days

 Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip

 Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth of England, has died of old age.  He is 99. Buckingham Palace has officially announced that Philip, the longest-serving prince in the history of the English royal family, has died at Windsor Castle.

 Various world leaders are mourning the death of the prince.  Meanwhile, talk of his funeral has arisen.  Although information about the funeral will not be announced immediately, arrangements will be made in advance for the funeral of an important member of the royal family.

 In that sense, it is time for Prince Philip to put Operation Forth Bridge into action.  The BBC will first be notified when Philip disappears.  The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom will then seek the Queen's approval to announce this information to the public and offer condolences.

 Following this, National Mourning Day will be observed in the UK.  The flags will all be flown at half-mast.  The rules for this will be laid down in advance.  Places to pay floral tributes will also be determined.  Since the public is not allowed to view Philip's body, the public can go there and pay their respects with a wreath because of the Corona period.


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