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Queen consort Prince Philip dies - what's next in Great Britain?

Prince Philip was the longest serving royal consort in the world. And in this role he is entitled to a funeral on a grand scale, comparable to that of Princess Diana in 1997.

But Philip had other plans for his funeral, as British journalist and author Robert Jobson knows: "From the outside, you may not see many differences to Diana's funeral, but technically there are many."

Philip planned his own funeral

The Duke of Edinburgh hadn't wanted much fanfare for his funeral ceremony.

"Operation 'Forth Bridge' - this is the code name for his funeral - was planned down to the last detail by him. It is a ceremonial military funeral, not a state funeral. As the Queen's husband, he would have been allowed to do so, but he would not have.

Due to Corona, of course, the plans had to be reduced even further because large crowds are not possible. So everything is focused on Windsor Castle. The ceremony will be performed in St. George's Chapel, "explains Jobson.

Afterwards Philip is to be buried at his own request in Frogmore Gardens, near Windsor Castle. Queen Victoria is also buried here. Update: On April 15, it was confirmed that Philip would be buried in the crypt of St. George's Chapel instead.

As the palace announced on Saturday, the memorial service is to take place on April 17th. Prince Harry will also arrive. His pregnant wife, Duchess Meghan, had been advised against the trip by her doctor.