The funeral was held under the conditions set by the Duke of Edinburgh himself while alive
Prince Philip’s funeral had no readings or praise from his beloved relatives.
The change was made taking into account the Order of Service issued by the palace on Friday.
“The Order of Service for the funeral was agreed upon with the Duke of Edinburgh during his lifetime and reflects the Duke’s close military affiliations and personal elements in the life of His Royal Highness,” the statement read.
The funeral service was conducted by the Dean of Windsor, the Reverend David Conner, who will give the tender. Then the Dean and Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will say prayers.
During the funeral, the songs selected by the Duke of Edinburgh were performed by a choir of four singers, due to COVID-19 precautions.
According to former palace spokeswoman Ailsa Anderson, “Ironically, it’s probably how you would have liked it. No hassle, no worries. Throughout his life, he never knew what all the fuss was about. “