The Duke of Edinburgh “was involved in every detail” of planning his funeral, the Archbishop of Canterbury told Sky News.
The Right Reverend Justin Welby said Saturday’s service order has been planned for over 25 years.
“He was more than involved in its planning – he was involved in every detail,” Welby told Dermot Murnaghan.
“It has been meticulously planned over a quarter of a century and when the service order is seen, its imprint will be everywhere.
“He didn’t want stories and he knew exactly what he wanted in them.
“It’s thoughtful and I think people who listen to the service, watch it on TV, will find it speaks very deeply to their own hearts.”
Prince philipThe funeral will only be attended by 30 guests due to coronavirus restrictions, and social distancing rules mean the Queen will sit alone.
Mr. Welby will give a blessing during the service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.
The Duke of Edinburgh will be buried in the royal vault of the Chapel at the end of the service, which will be headed by the Dean of Windsor, David Conner.
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