Saturday, 17 April 2021 16:01

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

The Duke of Edinburgh's funeral procession has begun at Windsor with members of the Royal Family walking behind his coffin.

His children Princess Anne and Prince Charles make up the front row, followed by Prince Edward and Prince Andrew.

In the third row, Prince William and Prince Harry walk either side of their cousin Peter Phillips.

The ceremonial royal funeral will remember Prince Philip's "unwavering loyalty" to the Queen, service to the nation and "courage".

The duke's association with the Royal Navy and love of the sea will also be a focus but no sermon will be delivered, in line with his wishes.

More than 730 members of the armed forces are taking part in the event, but there is a limit of 30 mourners at St George's Chapel, under Covid rules.

Representatives from military units with a special relationship to the duke are positioned in the castle's Quadrangle, with music provided by the Band of Royal Marines Commando Training Centre, the Band of the Scots Guards and the Combined Bands of the Royal Air Force.

The funeral service will be conducted by the Dean of Windsor, with the Archbishop of Canterbury pronouncing the blessing.

Watch:Funeral Proceedings Below.

Video Courtesy of SABC.