The touching reason behind the Queen’s decision to have Prince Philip’s coffin in her private chapel

Get daily celeb exclusives and behind the scenes house tours direct to your inbox

Prince Philip’s coffin has been moved from the private chapel at Windsor Castle ahead of his funeral on Saturday 17 April.

Mourners have began to arrive at the royal funeral to remember the Duke of Edinburgh who died age 99 on Friday 9 April.

Since his death, Prince Philip has been lying-in-rest at a private chapel in the grounds.

Prince Philip designed the private chapel himself following a fire at the castle in 1992.

Get exclusive celebrity stories and fabulous photoshoots straight to your inbox with OK!'s daily newsletter. You can sign up at the top of the page.

Philip is believed to have overseen a restoration project and found a room which he turned to a private chapel for the Queen.

ITV has since reported that this is where Philip’s coffin has been since his death, and the room next to it is where Her Majesty’s private apartment is, so they’ve been close to one another.

Philip shared details of the renovation in a clip shared on Twitter by ITV News’ royal editor Chris Ship.

The Queen’s husband’s coffin was moved from the private chapel to the Inner Hall of Windsor Castle on Saturday 17 April ahead of the funeral.

  • Prince Philip’s coffin moved from Queen’s private chapel as mourners begin to arrive at Windsor

  • Prince Philip's funeral will see no members of the Royal Family making a speech in echo of the Queen's Mother's service

Prince Philip’s casket is covered with his personal standard along with his sword, naval cap and wreath of flowers.

It was moved by he Queen's Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, where Philip was a colonel for 42 years.

He will later be placed in a Land Rover hearse, which he spent 16 years adapting for his final journey.

Prince Philip 1921-2021

  • Queen and Kate Middleton will wear t…
  • Sarah Ferguson has not been invited …
  • Prince Philip funeral: The 30 guests…
  • Prince Harry and Prince William to b…

Meanwhile, cars have been pictured entering the grounds of the castle, where the service will take place later today.

Just 30 mourners will be allowed inside the chapel due to coronavirus restrictions, all of which will have to wear masks throughout the service while social distancing guidelines will be observed.

  • Prince Philip's order of service shows how he planned details of his own funeral including music and psalms

  • Prince Edward, Sophie Wessex and Lady Louise Windsor view flowers and tributes for Prince Philip ahead of funeral

The Queen will sit alone during the service due to the ongoing pandemic. Those attending the service will include Prince Harry and Prince William, who have reportedly set their feud aside to remember their grandfather.

Meanwhile, the public have been urged to stay home and watch the royal funeral on TV or through the Royal Family’s live stream on YouTube.

While most have taken the advice, some of the public have gathered outside Windsor Castle to pay tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh.

Source: Read Full Article