Who is Peter Philips? Royal due to walk between Harry and William at Prince Philip funeral

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Prince Philip will be laid to rest following a private funeral at St George’s Chapel in Windsor tomorrow. On Thursday, final plans for the pared-back service were confirmed by Buckingham Palace, including which members of the Royal Family would walk behind the late Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin as it is transported to the church from Windsor Castle accompanied by a military parade.

The Duke of Edinburgh was a no-nonsense man and left strict instructions for his low-key funeral which included his coffin being transported by a military green Land Rover hearse he helped design.

The hearse will leave the quadrangle at Windsor Castle and travel to the church in Windsor ahead of the service at 3pm.

The hearse will be followed by a small funeral procession led by the band of the Grenadier Guards and followed by top military chiefs.

The Queen and Philip’s four children and their grandsons will walk behind the military parade as the coffin makes its way to the chapel.

Who will walk behind Philip’s coffin?

On Friday Buckingham Palace confirmed the royals due to walk behind Philip’s coffin and put to bed speculation that rifting brothers Prince Harry and William would walk side by side.

The Queen’s children Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Edward will walk in pairs behind the cortege.

Behind them will be Peter Phillips, the Queen’s oldest grandson, who will walk in front of Prince Harry and alongside Prince William, separating the two brothers.

The palace declined to comment on his inclusion in the procession but said it was signed off by the Queen.

Who is Peter Phillips?

Peter Phillips is the eldest child of Princess Anne and the Queen’s eldest grandchild.

Unlike his royal cousins, he was raised without a royal title and has been able to pursue a career of his own and live a private life outside the royal bubble.


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Peter lives in Gloucestershire on his mother’s Gatcombe Park Estate which is also home to his sister Zara Tindall, 39.

Peter has two daughters – Savannah, 10, and Isla, nine, and last year announced his divorce from Canadian wife Autumn Phillips.

Despite the separation, Autumn and Peter continue to co-parent their daughters and are said to remain on good terms.

Peter has had a variety of jobs over the years but currently works as a managing director for SEL UK, a boutique sports management company.

Peter’s sister Zara and her husband Mike Tindall will also be among guests at the service.

Zara and Mike honoured Prince Philip following the both of their first son Lucas last month.

They named their baby boy Lucas Philip in a touching nod to his great-grandfather.

The Queen will follow the procession in a state Bentley, accompanied by a lady-in-waiting, but will sit alone at the service.

On Thursday, palace officials confirmed royal men will wear morning coats with their medals and the women will wear day dresses on the day.

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