On April 17th, the funeral for Prince Philip, the longest serving royal consort in British history, will be held at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
The head of the UK’s armed forces said the funeral will have Prince Philip’s “fingerprints all over it” and it “reflects his wide interests and his attention to detail.”
Due to the pandemic, there will only be thirty guests present during the ceremony, including The Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, among others.
Who is David Conner the Dean of Windsor?
The Dean of Windsor, David Conner, will be conducting Prince Philip’s funeral service and give the commendation as the coffin is lowered into the royal vault.
You may recognise David Conner from his role at Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding, which he officiated, as well as that of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
David Conner was born in Kent in 1947, making him 74 years-old, and he was educated at Oxford University.
He has been the Dean of Windsor since 1988 which means David also holds the title of Registrar of the Garter (a prestigious order of knights dating back to 1348.)
Who will be at Prince Philip’s funeral?
- The Queen
- The Prince of Wales
- The Duchess of Cornwall
- The Duke of Cambridge
- The Duchess of Cambridge
- The Duke of Sussex
- The Duke of York
- Princess Beatrice
- Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
- Princess Eugenie
- Jack Brooksbank
- The Earl of Wessex
- The Countess of Wessex
- Lady Louise Windsor
- Viscount Severn
- The Princess Royal
- Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence
- Peter Phillips
- Zara Tindall
- Mike Tindall
- Earl of Snowdon
- Lady Sarah Chatto
- Daniel Chatto
- Duke of Gloucester
- Duke of Kent
- Princess Alexandra
- Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden
- Prince Donatus, Landgrave of Hesse
- Prince Philipp of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
- The Countess Mountbatten of Burma