Kate Middleton Arrives at Prince Philip's Funeral Alongside Prince William

Annie Goldsmith
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Photo credit: John Rainford - Getty Images

The Duchess of Cambridge just arrived at Windsor Castle for Prince Philip's funeral. Today's services will be held at St George's Chapel on the castle's grounds. As is customary with mourning dress, the event attire, the Duchess wore an all-black ensemble.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge drove to the funeral together in a black Land Rover. Kate chose a long-sleeved black dress, black sheer tights, and matching pumps for the somber occasion. She is also sporting a black hat with netting and pearl jewelry. She and Prince William are wearing black protective face masks in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Per government guidelines, all funeral guests will be wearing face masks inside the chapel.

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Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images

The funeral itself is a small affair, with only thirty guests. Given the pandemic, many of the original arrangements for the ceremony needed to be modified for safety reasons. Philip’s four children, his eight grandchildren, and most of their partners, as well as three relatives from the German side of his family are all in attendance.

While the Duchess of Cambridge went straight into the chapel, Prince William walked in the processional, alongside other royal family members. He and Prince Harry walked behind Prince Philip's coffin, with their cousin Peter Phillips standing between them. When the coffin arrived at St George’s Chapel, the group divided into pairs, and Prince William walked beside Peter Phillips.

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Photo credit: GLYN KIRK - Getty Images

Inside the chapel, the group will sit with their households, meaning the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be seated together. Unfortunately, the Queen will be seated alone, as to socially distanced from family members outside her household.

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