/ 16 April 2021

Readying for Prince Philip’s send-off

Prince Philip’s funeral won’t be what some might have expected – his instructions for something low-key and COVID mean just 30 mourners (who were named overnight) will attend. And what the blokes will wear has been a thing this week, with the Queen ending it by advising them to wear suits. That’s a gracious sparing of Prince Harry who lost his military titles when he stepped down as a senior royal. And there was an issue with Prince Andrew wanting to play dress-ups… Fun fact: the Duke’s coffin will be driven to the ceremonial royal funeral at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in a customised Land Rover hearse that he helped design. The service will start at 3pm local time (Sunday midnight AEST), and it will be televised live on several free-to-air channels. #SquizShortcut

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