The Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Prince Philip will take place at Westminster Abbey at 11:00 a.m. local time. BBC One starts coverage at 10:30 a.m. Europe is now on summer time, so it’s the standard 5 to 8 hours ahead for most of us. BBC One will stream the service live. We don’t know if this will work outside of the UK, but we’ll give it a shot.
BBC One: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone
I am not sure if it will be on Youtube but just in case here is the channel.
Brits, of course, can see the event as it unfolds on BBC One.
- British family members. The Queen is said to be “hoping to attend”.
- Prince and Princess Michael of Kent
- Duke of Kent
- Duke and Duchess of Gloucester
- The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence
- Earl and Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and Viscount Severn
- Duke of York, Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank
- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
- The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall
- The Queen
- Prince Philip’s surviving family members from Germany.
The Queen is shown on arrival, wearing a gift from Prince Philip, the Ruby Grima brooch. Per the Daily Mail (so take it for what it’s worth), the Queen, the Princess Royal, and the Duchess of Cornwall wore green in a subtle tribute to the late Prince, whose livery color was Edinburgh green.
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. The Duchess is also in green, and she is wearing her Rifles Badge.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, with Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The Duchess was in an Alessandra Rich dress and a Lock & Co Mayer boater, but the sentimental part of her wardrobe were the Collingwood Pearl Drop earrings.
Earl and Countess of Wessex, with Lady Louise and Lord Severn. The Countess wore
The Duke’s daughter wore green, again in honor of her father, and a Crown Brooch, which looks to be a diamond piece.
Isla, Peter, and Savannah Phillips
Zara, Mia, and Mike Tindall
Duchess of Gloucester
Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Princess Beatrice
Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie
Prince and Princess Michael
Duke of Kent, with his daughter-in-law Sylvana
Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor
David Armstrong-Jones and his children
Lady Sarah Chatto
Thomas Kingston and Lady Gabriella Kingston
- King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain
- Princess Beatrix, King Willem-Alexander, and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands
- King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium
- Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg
- Queen Margrethe of Denmark
- King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden
- Prince Albert of Monaco
- Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Prince El Hassan bin Talal and Princess Sarvath El Hassan
- Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes, Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, Prince Philippos and Princess Nina of Greece
- Margareta, Custodian of the Crown of Romania and Prince Radu
- Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia and Prince Kyril of Preslav
Queen Margrethe and Princess Beatrix left the service together. Queen Margrethe is wearing the same brooch she wore for her husband, Prince Henrik’s, funeral. That’s a touching tribute. There isn’t much information on it but it does have the appearance of Victorian mourning jewelry. (H/T to our Baguette Dalloway!)
Queen Anne-Marie, Prince Pavlos, Princess Marie Chantal. Queen Anne-Marie’s anchor brooch could well be a nod to both the Duke and her father, proud navy men that they were. (H/T to Baguette Wendy!)
King Felipe and Queen Letizia arrived. The Queen also wore green, a coat/dress designed by the Palace dressmaker. The Queen also has this dress in grey, and it’s a good all-purpose garment. Her surprisingly small hat is made by Balel. (H/T to Baguette Iselen for all of this information!)
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium are seen entering the Abbey. The Queen is in Meer Couture and the ‘Elisa’ headband by Fabienne Delvigne. She is wearing her “dog collar” choker consisting of 7 rows of pearls. (H/T to Modekoningin Mathilde)
Princess Beatrix, Queen Maxima, and King Willem-Alexander. Princess Beatrix was in on the green memo. Queen Maxima wore her own pearl necklace and earrings that feature a grey pearl stud, a diamond dangle, and a grey pearl drop. (H/T to Hofdude Triple-A)
There was a bit of a backup of royals leaving the Abbey.
Queen Silvia and King Carl Gustaf of Sweden
And, yes, that is Princess Christina behind them.
Prince Albert of Monaco, who chatted with everyone he encountered.
Grand Duchess Maria Teresa
Margareta of Romania and Prince Radu. Margareta was particularly elegant in grey.
Serbia’s Crown Prince Aleksandar Karadjordjevic and Serbia’s Crown Princess Katherine
- 500 representatives of The Duke of Edinburgh’s patronages and charities
- Representatives from UK Government, the Armed Forces, and the Devolved Administrations, Realm High Commissioners, representatives of Overseas Territories, representatives from The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Household, representatives from The Duke’s Regimental Affiliations in the UK and the Commonwealth, as well as the clergy and other faiths