Prince Harry and Prince William to be separated by cousin Peter in Prince Philip’s funeral procession

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Prince Harry and Prince William are to walk apart in Prince Philip’s funeral procession, it has emerged.

The two will be separated by cousin Peter, son of Princess Anne, as they follow behind a Land Rover carrying the Duke of Edinburgh's coffin to the service. Prince Charles will also be walking in the eight-minute procession, along with other Royals.

The funeral will mark the first time Harry, 36, has come face to face with his only brother in a year.

It follows Harry's explosive Oprah Winfrey interview with wife Meghan — in which he claimed William, 38, and Charles, 72, are "trapped" within the system of the Royal family. The decision to have the brothers walk apart comes after it was widely reported they would be side-by-side.

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Prince Harry returned solo to the UK from America this week for his grandfather’s funeral following “high tensions” in the family. His pregnant wife Meghan Markle was advised by doctors not to fly to the UK.

Yet despite the fallout over the pair's headline-grabbing Oprah interview, on the day Harry and William are expected to put their differences aside to come together and remember their grandfather.

The funeral, which takes place on Saturday 17 April, will start with the coffin emerging from the state entrance of Windsor Castle at 2:40pm.

Members of the Royal Marines and air stations close to the Prince will act as pall bearers.

Those in the quadrangle will then be able to pay their respects, but members of the public have been asked to stay away due to the ongoing coronavirus restrictions.

After five minutes, Prince Philip's coffin will be transported to St George's Chapel at the castle in a Land Rover which was designed with his help.

As this happens, Prince William will move ahead of Harry for the journey to the West Steps, with the Royal Family walking behind the vehicle in pairs.

The Curfew Tower bell will be tolling throughout the eight-minute walk.

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Along with the Royals, the band of the Grenadier Guards and military chiefs will accompany the procession.

They have been chosen to reflect the duke's close relationship with the services.

After the Land Rover reaches the steps the Royal Marines will take the coffin and carry it up the steps, where they will pause for a national minute’s silence at 3pm.

Whilst the service will be broadcast live, The Queen has approved Prince Philip's wishes to not have a state funeral, instead opting for a royal ceremonial funeral.

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Only 30 people can attend the televised service due to England's strict coronavirus pandemic rules.

Only members of the Royal family and close relatives of Philips will be inside the chapel, along with the Duke's private secretary.

The Queen, who has been vaccinated against coronavirus, will be wearing a mask throughout, even when she is outside St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Here is the full list of guests who will attend the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, as confirmed by Buckingham Palace

1. The Queen

2. The Prince of Wales

3. The Duchess of Cornwall

4. The Duke of Cambridge

5. The Duchess of Cambridge

6. The Duke of Sussex

7. The Duke of York

8. Princess Beatrice

9. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

10. Princess Eugenie

11. Jack Brooksbank

12. The Earl of Wessex

13. The Countess of Wessex

14. Lady Louise Windsor

15. Viscount Severn

16. The Princess Royal

17. Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence

18. Peter Phillips

19. Zara Phillips

20. Mike Tindall

21. Earl of Snowdon

22. Lady Sarah Chatto

23. Daniel Chatto

24. Duke of Gloucester

25. Duke of Kent

26. Princess Alexandra

27. Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden

28. Prince Donatus, Landgrave of Hesse

29. Prince Philipp of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

30. The Countess Mountbatten of Burma

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