According to a report from the Associated Press, the funeral service will be held in line with U.K. COVID-19 guidelines. That means the number of mourners will be limited to 30.
The Royal Family will also observe two weeks of mourning.
Buckingham Palace announced Philip’s death in a statement released on Friday.
“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” the statement read. “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”
Philip, who was 99, died just two months before he was to celebrate his 100th birthday.
Last month, he underwent a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London.
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He spent more than a month in the hospital “resting” and recuperating before returned to Windsor.
Philip was the Queen’s consort for nearly 70 years.
A consort’s main role is to provide companionship and “moral and practical support” to the Monarch.
In a speech to mark their 50th wedding anniversary, Queen Elizabeth said Philip has “quite simply been my strenth and stay all these years, and I, and his whole family, and this and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever know.”
Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, served in the Royal Navy during World War II.
He joined the Royal Navy as a cadet in 1939 and won mentions during the war for his service aboard the battleship HMS Valiant at Cape Matapan, on Greece’s Peloponnesian peninsula. He rose to the rank of commander before he retired from active duty.
Two years after the war ended, Philip married the future queen at Westminster Abbey when she was 21 and he was 26. His naval career came to an abrupt end when King George VI died in 1952 and Elizabeth became queen.
“First as a decorated naval officer and later as a dedicated leader in the areas of community engagement and philanthropy – the Duke always sought out the best in people and challenged them to strive for greater heights,” the statement read.
He continued, saying Philip was “a man of great purpose and conviction” who was “motivated by a sense of duty to others.”
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“In loving memory of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh,” the statement read.
“Thank you for your service … You will be greatly missed.”
–With files from Global News’ Rachael D’Amore and The Associated Press
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