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Prince Philip’s ‘unwavering loyalty’ to the Queen will be praised at her funeral, along with the Duke’s ‘courage, strength and faith’.

Although there is no sermon – at the request of the Duke of Edinburgh – the service will be highly religious.

Watch and follow live coverage of Prince Philip's funeral service on Sky News starting at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

During Saturday ceremony, several hymns will be sung by a small choir of three choristers and a soprano, and there will also be a series of biblical passages read.

Among the songs chosen is the Eternal Father anthem, Strong To Save, traditionally associated with members of the Navy like the Duke of Edinburgh.

It was also sung at the funeral of his beloved uncle, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, who was assassinated by the IRA in 1979.

No member of the Royal family will give a reading, and participants were also prohibited from singing.

The congregation was limited only 30 people due to coronavirus restrictions.

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Participants will include the Prince of Wales and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall, the other children of the Queen and Philip, their grandchildren including the Duke of Cambridge and Harry, three of Philip’s German parents, three of the cousins of the queen and the companion in the carriage of Philip. Countess Mountbatten of Burma

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will watch the service on Checkers TV.

Social distancing will be observed and masks will be worn during the service.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-16 18:50:00