The Duke of Edinburgh's funeral and a National Minute of Silence

The Duke of Edinburgh's Funeral will take place on Saturday 17 April 2021 at 3pm in St George's Chapel, Windsor.

The Funeral Service will begin with a National Minute's Silence at 3pm. The service will be preceded by a ceremonial procession inside the grounds of Windsor Castle. 

The plans for the funeral are in line with The Duke of Edinburgh's own personal wishes, and the occasion will recognise and celebrate The Duke's life and his more than 70 years of service to The Queen, the UK and the Commonwealth. 

It will be a Ceremonial Royal Funeral, the same as for Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, rather than a State Funeral - something which is generally reserved for Monarchs. The plans have been approved by The Queen and reflect appropriate Government advice.

More information is available on the Royal website.