Sarah Ferguson has not been invited to Prince Philip’s funeral but ‘supports the Queen with garden walks’

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Sarah Ferguson will not attend Prince Philip's funeral but she has continued to support the Queen after the loss of Prince Philip, it has been reported.

Prince Philip will have his body laid to rest within the private chapel in Windsor Castle on Saturday 17 April, following his passing at the age of 99.

Recently, the details of Prince Philip’s funeral were confirmed and now the guest list for the ceremony has been revealed.

Fergie, 61, will not be in attendance at the ceremony, with The Sun reporting that she was not invited.

Despite this, the Duchess of York is said to have been at the Queen’s side recently, following the death of Philip.

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An insider was reported to have said: “They have been going on short walks around the gardens with the Queen and her corgis. Sarah’s very much in the fold now that the Duke of Edinburgh has gone.

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“The Queen has always had a soft spot for Sarah and regards her as an excellent mother.”

The guest list of attendees for Prince Philip’s funeral includes immediate family, including the Queen’s four children.

Three of Prince Philip's German family will attend his funeral and are currently isolating at a home in Ascot.

Two great-nephews and a cousin are part of a bubble at a home in Berkshire, and they were quietly flown to the UK last weekend, ahead of the funeral.

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They are Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden, Prince Donatus, Landgrave of Hesse, and Prince Philipp of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

Prince William and Harry will also be in attendance, however they are to walk apart in Prince Philip’s funeral procession.

The two will be separated by cousin Peter, son of Princess Anne, as they follow behind a Land Rover carrying the Duke of Edinburgh's coffin to the service. Prince Charles will also be walking in the eight-minute procession, along with other Royals.

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The funeral will mark the first time Harry, 36, has come face to face with his only brother in a year.

The decision to have the brothers walk apart comes after it was widely reported they would be side-by-side. It follows Harry's explosive Oprah Winfrey interview with wife Meghan — in which he claimed William, 38, and Charles, 72, are "trapped" within the system of the Royal family.

Prince Harry returned solo to the UK from America this week for the funeral following “high tensions” in the family. His pregnant wife Meghan Markle was advised by doctors not to fly to the UK.

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Yet despite the fallout over the pair's headline-grabbing Oprah interview, on the day Harry and William are expected to put their differences aside to come together and remember their grandfather.

The funeral, which takes place on Saturday 17 April, will start when the coffin emerges from the state entrance of Windsor Castle at 2:40pm.

Members of the Royal Marines and air stations close to the Prince will act as pall bearers.

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