Who’s who on the guest list for Prince Philip’s funeral?

Who’s Who On The Guest List For Prince Philip’s Funeral? Who’s Who On The Guest List For Prince Philip’s Funeral?
Outside Windsor Castle ahead of the funeral of Prince Philip. Photo: PA
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By Laura Elston, PA Court Reporter

Britain's Queen Elizabeth had the difficult choice of selecting just 30 guests for Prince Philip’s funeral.

Here is a look at who has been confirmed as attending:

1. Queen Elizabeth

Britain’s longest-serving head of state, who was married to Philip for 73 years, will lead mourners as they gather in St George’s Chapel later.

Queen Elizabeth. Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA

Elizabeth II has reigned for 69 years and faces the remainder of her time on the throne without her consort.


2. Prince Charles

Future king Charles, the Queen and Philip’s eldest son, is Britain’s longest-serving heir to the throne.

Prince Charles. Photo: Victoria Jones/PA

He will process with other members of the British royal family as they walk behind the specially modified Land Rover carrying Philip’s coffin through the castle grounds.

3. Camilla Parker-Bowles

Camilla, once a royal mistress now a future Queen, will be supporting her husband Charles during his time of grief.


Camilla Parker-Bowles. Photo: Paul Edwards/The Sun/PA

Camilla has carved out a royal role for herself promoting literacy and campaigning against domestic abuse.

4. Prince Andrew

Andrew will make his first appearance at an official royal event at the funeral since stepping down in 2019 from royal duties after his disastrous BBC Newsnight interview about his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Prince Andrew. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA

Virginia Giuffre, who says she was trafficked by Epstein as a teenager, said she was left “horrified and ashamed” after an alleged sexual encounter with Andrew in London in 2001.

Andrew, who was previously dubbed Air Miles Andy amid criticism of his globe-trotting, denies he had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Ms Giuffre.

5. Prince Edward

Edward, the Queen and Philip’s youngest son, worked closely with his father on his Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.

Prince Andrew. Photo: PA

6. Sophie Rhys-Jones

Edward’s wife Sophie is being hailed as a great source of comfort for the Queen as she mourns for Philip.

Sophie Rhys-Jones. Photo: Chris Jackson/PA

The monarch had a close relationship with the former PR executive, who has been visiting the Queen at Windsor in the days following Philip’s death.

7. Princess Anne

Anne, the Queen and Philip’s only daughter, is often seen as the most hard-working member of the royal family.


Princess Anne. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA

The princess has the same no-nonsense abrupt attitude as her father. She is known for keeping to the same bouffant hairstyle for decades.

8. Timothy Laurence

Anne’s husband is a familiar face at official royal engagements but rarely takes centre stage.

Timothy Laurence. Photo: Chris Jackson/PA

The naval officer, who wed the princess in 1992 the same year she divorced her first spouse Captain Mark Phillips, has told of his and Anne’s shared love of the sea, but admitted he does not share her affection for horses.


9. Prince William

Second in line to the throne William – the Prince Charles and the late Diana’s eldest son – has paid tribute to Philip as an “extraordinary man”.

Prince William. Photo: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA

The funeral will be the first time the future monarch has been seen at an official event with his brother Prince Harry since Harry quit as a senior royal and carried out his bombshell Oprah interview.

10. Kate Middleton

Kate, a future Queen, will be at husband William’s side. It will be the first major royal funeral she has attended.

Kate Middleton. Photo: Chris Jackson/PA)

11. Prince Harry

Harry, who has rushed back from the US, is self-isolating at Frogmore Cottage.

Prince Harry. Photo: PA

His attendance is the first time he will have been seen publicly with the Windsors since he and Meghan accused an unnamed royal of making racist remarks about his son’s skin tone before he was born, and the institution of failing to support a suicidal Meghan.


12. Princess Beatrice

Beatrice is the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.

Princess Beatrice. Photo: PA

The 32-year-old has a full-time job at Afiniti, an artificial intelligence software firm, where she is vice president of partnerships and strategy.

13. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

Beatrice wed millionaire property tycoon Edo, a long-time family friend, in a secret lockdown ceremony last summer, with the Queen and Philip among the handful of guests.

Beatrice’s husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA

He is the son of former Olympic skier Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi and Nikki Williams-Ellis. Beatrice is stepmother to his young son Wolfie.

14. Princess Eugenie

Eugenie is Andrew and Sarah’s youngest daughter and Philip’s death has happened just weeks after the 31-year-old princess became a first-time mother.

Princess Eugenie. Photo: PA

Her son August has the middle name Philip in tribute to his great-grandfather.

Eugenie works as a director at the contemporary art gallery Hauser & Wirth in London.

15. Jack Brooksbank

Eugenie’s husband is European brand director of Casamigos Tequila, co-founded by the actor George Clooney.

Jack Brooksbank. Photo: PA

They wed in St George’s Chapel in 2018.

16. Lady Louise Windsor

Louise is the 17-year-old daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie, and was close to her grandparents, particularly the Queen.

Louise Windsor. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA

She has embraced the pastimes associated with her grandfather, taking up carriage driving and starting her Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award.


17. Viscount Severn

Lady Louise’s brother, 13-year-old James is the youngest of Queen and Philip’s grandchildren, and lives with his family at Bagshot Park, Surrey, 10 miles from Windsor Castle.

Viscount Severn. Photo: PA

Mischievous James was seen prodding his sister on the back of her legs with a rubbish grabber when he attended a beach litter-picking engagement last year.

18. Peter Phillips

The 43-year-old is the eldest son of Princess Anne and was Philip’s first grandchild.

He has the key role of walking between his cousins William and Harry in the procession to the chapel.

Peter Phillips with his daughters Isla (left) and Savannah. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA

Mr Phillips, who announced his divorce from wife Autumn last year, runs the UK arm of events and sponsorship agency Sports and Entertainment Ltd (SEL).

In 2016, his agency organised the Patron’s Lunch celebration in honour of the Queen’s 90th birthday.

19. Zara Tindall

Anne’s daughter gave birth to her third child – the Queen and Philip’s 10th great-grandchild – less than four weeks ago.

Zara Tindall. Photo: Andrew Matthews/PA

She named her son Lucas Philip, with his middle name in honour of both Philip and husband Mike Tindall’s father.

The champion equestrian rider won a silver medal in the London 2012 Olympics.

20. Mike Tindall

Zara’s husband Mike is a former England rugby player, known for his relaxed approach to life and stints on celebrity shows The Jump and Bear Grylls: Mission Survive.


Mike Tindall. Photo: PA

He recounted the entertaining tale of how baby Lucas was born on the bathroom floor at home when there was not enough time for Zara to get to hospital, on a rugby podcast he co-hosts.


21. David Armstrong-Jones

David Armstrong-Jones is the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth’s late sister Princess Margaret.

Earl of Snowdon, David Armstrong-Jones. Photo: Hannah McKay/PA

He runs his own company making bespoke furniture under his professional name, David Linley, and separated from his wife Serena after 26 years in 2020.

 22. Sarah Chatto

Princess Margaret’s daughter Sarah has a strong bond with Queen Elizabeth, who is said to adore her only niece.

Lady Sarah Chatto. Photo: Andew Milligan/PA

She keeps out of the limelight and is also said to be close to her cousin Charles, sharing a love of painting at Balmoral together.

23. Daniel Chatto

Sarah Chatto’s husband Daniel Chatto is an artist and former actor.

Daniel and Sarah Chatto with their son Samuel in 2010. Photo: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA

Sarah met Daniel on a sabbatical in India and they wed in 1994.

24. Duke of Gloucester

A first cousin of the Queen, Richard cut short his career as an architect to devote his life to royal duties following the death of his older brother Prince William in 1972.

The Duke of Gloucester. Photo: PA

Mostly operating behind the scenes away from the glare of the media, the Gloucesters, with the Kents and Princess Alexandra, are part of the band of minor royals formed of the Queen’s cousins, who have supported Queen Elizabeth and Philip during her reign.

25. Duke of Kent

Also the Queen’s first cousin, Edward or “Steady Eddie” – as the royals reportedly call him – carries out a minor public role.

The Duke of Kent. Photo: PA

He is perhaps best known for being president of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club and presenting the Wimbledon trophies each summer.

26. Princess Alexandra

Princess Alexandra, another first cousin, has devoted decades of her life to royal duty and charity work.

Princess Alexandra. Photo: PA

One of the most popular members of the family with royal relatives, the princess (84) is loved for her kindness and warm nature.


27. Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden

Prince Bernhard (50) is the grandson of Philip's second sister Theodora.

28. Prince Donatus, Landgrave of Hesse

Prince Donatus (54) known as Don, is head of the house of Hesse into which the duke’s younger sister Cecile and Sophie married.

Prince Donatus of Hesse with his wife. Photo: Alan Davidson/Daily Mail/PA

29. Prince Philipp of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

Philipp (52) is the grandson of Philip’s elder sister Princess Margarita.


30. Penelope “Penny” Knatchbull

Prince Philip with Lady Brabourne. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA

Previously known as Lady Romsey and later Lady Brabourne, Penny was Philip’s carriage driving partner and was one of his closest friends.

She is the wife of Earl Mountbatten, Norton Knatchbull, who is the grandson of Philip’s uncle Earl Mountbatten, who was killed by the IRA in 1979.


The clergy and choir

The 30 limit rule does not include clergy, and the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Dean of Windsor will preside over the service.

A small choir of just four people, including one soprano, will sing pieces of music chosen by Philip.

Lady in waiting

A lady in waiting, as yet unnamed by Buckingham Palace, will travel to the chapel with Queen Elizabeth by car and enter the church, but as a member of the royal household, not as a guest.

She will remain in the nave, and not be seated in the quire with the royal family.

Philip’s private secretary 

Archie Miller Bakewell was Philip’s right-hand man for 11 years, taking on the role in 2010.

He will process behind the coffin with two pages and two valets, and will enter the chapel, but not be seated in the quire.


Meghan Markle

Meghan, who is pregnant with her second child, has stayed in California after doctors advised her not to fly.

Meghan Markle. Photo: PA

But her attendance would have proved controversial in the wake of the allegations she raised during her Oprah interview.

The great-grandchildren 

Queen Elizabeth and Philip’s 10 great-grandchildren – Savannah and Isla Phillips; Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis of Cambridge; Mia, Lena and Lucas Tindall; Archie Mountbatten-Windsor; and August Brooksbank – are considered too young to attend. All are aged 10 and under.

A first cousin – and spouses of cousins

Queen Elizabeth’s cousin Prince Michael of Kent is not on the guest list, nor is his wife Princess Michael of Kent, or the Duchess of Kent and the Duchess of Gloucester – spouses of the Duke of Kent and the Duke of Gloucester.

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