A royal funeral for your Duke of Edinburgh is intended for next week

Prince Charles provided a heartfelt tribute to his”dear Papa,” on Saturday, the identical day Buckingham Palace officials shared specifics about a royal funeral planned for next week.

The Prince of Wales, 72, shared a video message saying the royal household was”deeply grateful” for the outpouring of support they have received following the death Friday of his 99-year-old daddy, Prince Philip. The heir to the throne said that he was touched with the amount of people around the globe that have shared his family’s loss and regret.

“I particularly wanted to say my father, for I suppose the last 70 decades, has got the most remarkable devoted service to The Queen, to my family, and to the nation, but also to all of this Commonwealth. And as you can imagine, my loved ones and I miss my father enormously. He was a much loved and appreciated figure and apart from whatever else I can imagine he’d be deeply touched by the amount of different people here and elsewhere around the world along with the Commonwealth who additionally I think, talk about our loss and our sorrow,” Charles said, speaking from his southwestern England home of Highgrove.

“My dear Papa was a very special person who I think above all else could have been astounded by the reaction and the touching things which were said about him,″ he lasted. “And from that point of view we are, my loved ones, deeply grateful for all that. It will sustain us in this specific loss and at this particularly sad time.”

Philip’s ceremonial funeral will probably occur April 17 at Windsor Castle — a slimmed-down service amid the COVID-19 pandemic which is going to be completely closed to the public. The palace insisted the royals would rigorously adhere to federal virus guidelines, measures which in concept would entail mask wearing in an enclosed space and social distancing. The palace declined to comment on specifics.

Philip, the queen husband of 73 years who was also referred to as the Duke of Edinburgh, participate in preparing his own funeral and its focus on household was according to his wishes. The duke also participate in designing the altered Land Rover that will carry his coffin.

“Though the ceremonial arrangements are reduced, the occasion will still celebrate and recognize the duke’s life and his more than 70 decades of service to the Queen, the UK and the Commonwealth,” a palace spokesman said Saturday while speaking on condition of anonymity in line with policy.

Prince Harry, Philip’s grandson who resigned from royal duties last year and now lives in California, will attend the service at Windsor along with other members of their royal family. His wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is pregnant and has been advised by her doctor not to make the long trip to the U.K.

Another no-show will be Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whose office said he wouldn’t attend because current coronavirus constraints limit funerals to 30 individuals, so by staying away that could”permit for as many relatives as you can.”

Earlier Saturday, military teams across the U.K. and on boats at sea fired 41-gun salutes to indicate Philip’s death, honoring the former naval officer whom they believed among their own.

Batteries in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast — the capitals of those four nations that make up the United Kingdom — as well as other cities across the U.K. and the Mediterranean outpost of Gibraltar fired the volleys at one-minute intervals starting at midday.

“A life well-lived. His Royal Highness leaves us with a heritage of indomitable soul, steadfastness and an unshakeable sense of responsibility”

Philip joined the Royal Navy as a cadet in 1939 and once had a promising military career. In 1941he was admired for his service during the battle of Cape Matapan from the coast of Greece, when his management of searchlights aboard the HMS Valiant allowed the battleship to stabilize enemy vessels at the dark. Philip climbed to the position of commander before he retired from active duty.

Two years following the war finished, Philip married Elizabeth in Westminster Abbey when she was 21 and he was 26. Philip’s naval career came to a sudden conclusion when King George VI died in 1952 and his spouse became queen.

At the queen’s coronation in 1953, Philip declared to be his spouse’s”liege man of life and limb” and settled into a life encouraging the monarch. The couple had four children — Charles, the heir to the throne, Anne, Andrew and Edward.

Before he retired from official responsibilities in 2017, the prince completed more than 22,000 solo public engagements and encouraged over 780 associations, such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for young people.

Members of the public continued to honor Philip’s lifetime of service, leaving blossoms Saturday outside Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.