Funeral arrangements for The Duke of Edinburgh are expected to be confirmed by Buckingham Palace on Saturday, April 10, according to a royal source.
CNN understands that plans for royal funerals have been in place for many years, but the ceremonial elements have had to be altered due to current COVID restrictions in the UK.
Earlier on Friday, the College of Arms confirmed that Prince Philip’s funeral will be held at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, "in line with custom and with His Royal Highness's wishes."
The College of Arms, which oversees many ceremonial aspects of the royal family's work, said the ceremony would not be a state funeral and would not be preceded by a lying-in-state, which could have seen thousands of members of the public lining up to view Prince Philip's coffin.
The funeral arrangements have been revised, because of the coronavirus pandemic, it added.
In view of the prevailing circumstances arising from the COVID-19 pandemic ... it is regretfully requested that members of the public do not attempt to attend or participate in any of the events that make up the funeral."