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Prince Philip’s coffin will be placed in the Royal Vault at St George’s Chapel until the Queen passes before they are eventually buried together, reports claim.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s body will reportedly be moved to be in the memorial chapel so that the coffins of the royal couple, who were married for 74 years, can be interred together.
Prince Philip is likely to be buried at the Royal Burial Ground, which is a cemetery near the former home of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Frogmore Estate near Windsor Castle.
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The estate is believed to be particularly special to both the Queen and her husband.
However, traditionally monarchs’ consorts are buried at Westminster Abbey or St George’s Chapel, where Prince Philip’s funeral is believed to be taking place.
Prince Philip will not have a state funeral as per his final wishes before his death on Friday 9 April morning.
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The royal ceremony will take place at St George's Chapel and the public has been asked not to attend or gather amid Covid-19.
Due to the pandemic, the arrangements for the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral, which is codenamed Operation Forth Bridge, have had to change.
His ceremonial funeral will be televised and broadcast to the country. However, the official date has not been announced publicly.
Buckingham Palace announced the sad death of Prince Philip in a statement by the Queen, 94, which read: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
"His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.
"Further announcements will made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss."
The Queen is expected to now start an eight day period of mourning, where she will not carry out royal duties.
The entire Royal Family are expected to enter an official grieving period for 30 days following these eight days.
The Duke of Edinburgh had been due to turn 100 in June.
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