Future King Prince George isn’t at Philip’s funeral with William and Kate

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The Royal Family will at Windsor for the funeral of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who died aged 99 on Friday (April 9).

Buckingham Palace said Philip, who will go down as the longest serving consort in British history, died peacefully with the Queen at his bedside.

Prince Philip wanted a funeral of minimal fuss, one that would ensure senior Royals "got on with" their job as soon as possible, after a short period of mourning.

Just 30 mourners, including the Queen, will be present at the ceremonial funeral, with heir to the throne Prince Charles and Prince William in attendance.

Prince George is the only heir who was not present at Prince Philip’s funeral and there’s a very good reason why the Queen has left him off of the list.

Only 30 guests will be allowed to attend due to current coronavirus rules in the UK, and there are other senior Royals, such as Prince Harry, who take precedence over the young royal.

Ingrid Seward told the Telegraph it is likely George wouldn’t have been present anyway, as the Royals are "complete traditional" and wouldn’t want "young children racing up and down the aisle."

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She said: "I don’t think there’s any point in them being there, because they wouldn’t understand what was going on

"The Royal family are completely traditional, and even without the Covid restrictions, young children wouldn’t be there. The Queen only had children down to Christmas lunch when they had reached a certain age.

"He wouldn’t want young children racing up and down the aisle. He thought you can never go wrong if you follow convention."

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Prince George will likely be waiting decades before he takes the throne as his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, 94, hasn’t abdicated to her son, and likely will not until her tragic death.

Prince Charles, who is 73, will then reign until his death, before George’s dad, William, takes up his birth right as the King of England.

Given Prince William is just 38 years old, it is likely he will reign for decades before Prince George is King.

The young Royal is is the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's oldest child and therefore third in line to the throne, after Prince Charles and Prince William.

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