News | Entertainment
7 May 2021 19:18
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Queen Elizabeth won't be able to sit with her family at Prince Philip's funeral

    The Duke of Edinburgh - who died on Friday (09.04.21) aged 99 - will be laid to rest on Saturday (17.04.21) and the ceremony at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle will be fully "Covid compliant"


    This means only 30 mourners will be in attendance, and they must all stay at least two meters apart from anyone not in their own household, so the queen would only be permitted to sit with a member of her Windsor Castle staff.

    Philip's private secretary, Brigadier Archie Miller-Bakewell, is expected to be in attendance and would be the only person eligible by law to sit with the queen.

    Buckingham Palace have said exact details of the funeral service will be released on Thursday (15.04.21) but confirmed all legal measures, which include having to wear face coverings during the ceremony and no singing, will be adhered to.

    A spokesperson told the Daily Telegraph newspaper: "We have made it very clear that the service will be Covid compliant.”

    Bereavement charity Cruse Bereavement Care - of which the queen is royal patron - admitted many people have "found it “immensely difficult not being able to grieve the way they want to grieve” over the past year but shouldn't make the funeral the sole channel for their grief.

    Clinical Director Andy Langford said: “The Queen may be standing alone, but there is a difference between being alone and feeling isolated, and the important thing is that you can have people you can reach out to.

    “It’s also about being fully informed in advance about how the ceremony will take place.

    “We advise people that yes, the funeral itself is important, but the time before and the time after are really critical.”

    © 2021 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     07 May: BAFTA has defended its decision to hand Noel Clarke an Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema award
     07 May: Danielle Fishel is expecting her second child
     07 May: Victoria Beckham says Beyoncé told her the Spice Girls "inspired" her
     07 May: Brody Jenner was “shocked” when his ex-wife Kaitlynn Carter began dating Miley Cyrus because she had “never expressed” an interest in other women before
     07 May: Rooney Mara says motherhood has made her “more determined than ever” to help create a “kinder and more sustainable world”
     07 May: Katharine McPhee has found breastfeeding her son “easy” so far
     07 May: Hilary Duff says life has been “crazy” since she welcomed her third child
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    A coup for the country's national hockey representatives with the announcement of a four-test men's and women's trans-Tasman tournament in Palmerston North, starting May 27 More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    A win for some private sector workers while the public sector gets rocked More...



     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    BAFTA has defended its decision to hand Noel Clarke an Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema award 18:57

    Business:
    A win for some private sector workers while the public sector gets rocked 18:56

    Business:
    Cruise ship operators could be inching closer to starting up business again 18:36

    Entertainment:
    Danielle Fishel is expecting her second child 18:27

    Entertainment:
    Victoria Beckham says Beyoncé told her the Spice Girls "inspired" her 17:57

    Entertainment:
    Brody Jenner was “shocked” when his ex-wife Kaitlynn Carter began dating Miley Cyrus because she had “never expressed” an interest in other women before 17:27

    Law and Order:
    The widow of slain Red Fox Tavern publican Christopher Bush welcomes the life sentences given to her husband's killers - 33 years after his murder. 17:26

    Law and Order:
    Christchurch police investigating three serious assaults have seized firearms and ammunition 17:26

    Motoring:
    Shane van Gisbergen's eyeing up a third win at the bend 17:06

    Entertainment:
    Rooney Mara says motherhood has made her “more determined than ever” to help create a “kinder and more sustainable world” 16:57


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2021 New Zealand City Ltd