Covid-19 restrictions have caused disruption to pre-made plans for the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral and have left organisers "desperately anxious."
Plans for Prince Philip's funeral have been in place for years and were set to go ahead with military precision befitting the recently deceased war hero.
Despite Philip's desire for a low-key funeral, it was only set to be that way by Royal standards, however, the restrictions of the pandemic have caused some replanning for the organisers.
The carefully crafted arrangements from announcement to interment, known under the name of "Operation Forth Bridge" was to involve a 42km procession full of pomp and solemn ceremony to the service.
Palace sources have said those plans have been "ruined" by the pandemic and is creating a logistical nightmare for authorities.
Only 30 mourners are allowed to attend any funeral as per restrictions put in place by the government on January 6 and the rules have not yet changed.
Organisers are now said to be “desperately anxious” to ensure that wellwishers don’t risk their own health to pay their respects to the Prince.
The Duke of Edinburgh died on Friday at Windsor Castle, aged 99.
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The specific plans for the days leading up to the funeral, which will be held at 3pm UK time on Saturday, April 17.
The Duke of Edinbrugh was adamant that as royal send-offs went, he didn’t "want the fuss" he might be entitled to.
The Queen's consort opted instead for the less opulent and more private St George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle instead, unlike his uncle.
Lord Mountbatten, who was killed by Irish republican terrorists in 1979 and had his service among the grandeur of Westminster Abbey.
In other planning news, Queen Elizabeth II has a decision to make regarding the use of Prince Harry's title as 'His Royal Highness.'
The Royal family are aiming to avoid causing more of a rift between the feuding brother's Harry and Prince William.
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