Further details on the timings of Prince Philip's funeral have been revealed. The proceedings will take place on Saturday afternoon and will stay within the grounds of Windsor Castle to avoid crowds gathering during the coronavirus pandemic, but will be televised to the nation. Here is what we know about what will happen and when. 2.20pm to 2.27pm Members of the Royal Family who are not in the procession begin arriving at St George's Chapel, where the service is taking place. These include the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall. 2.27pm The band in the quadrangle begins to play music. The Land Rover which will carry the Duke of Edinburgh's coffin will enter the quadrangle. It has been specially modified and designed by the duke himself . A lifelong fan of Land Rover, the duke spent 16 years on the project and made changes including requesting a repaint in military green. 2.38pm The Duke of Edinburgh 's coffin will be lifted by … [Read more...] about Prince Philip: What will happen and when at the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral
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The cost of COVID-19 tests for holidaymakers should be cut to £30 to encourage people to start travelling again, a boss at one of Britain's biggest travel chains has told Sky News. Jonathan Woodall, chief operating officer at Hays Travel, said that the current price of up to £200 for PCR tests was too high and will be a "barrier for customers" as restrictions ease next month. He said the government should help bring the cost down. Live COVID updates from the UK and around the world Under a traffic light system for the hoped-for resumption of foreign holidays from 17 May, even those returning from "green" low-risk countries will have to pay to have the tests. Advertisement But industry figures including easyJet boss Johan Lundgren have said that the rule threatens to price ordinary travellers out of returning to the skies. Speaking to Sky's Ian King Live, Mr Woodall said the cost of the tests would "cause a barrier" - especially for … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Hays Travel calls for price of holidaymaker coronavirus tests to be cut to £30
THE DUKE of Edinburgh will get his dying wish of a small “no-fuss” military funeral, with just 30 mourners at the Windsor service, instead of a State funeral. Prince Philip's funeral will take place on Saturday, April 17, 2021, and will end with the Duke's body being taken to lie in the Royal Vault within St George’s chapel. Read our Prince Philip funeral live blog for the latest updates Where is St George's Chapel? St George's Chapel is situated on the grounds of Windsor Castle - where the Queen and Prince Philip live for most of the year. Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles had their televised blessing there in 2005, while it offers the couple a more low key venue than Westminster Abbey - where Prince William and Kate Middleton wed. St George's Chapel can accommodate 800 guests, whereas the Abbey seats 2,000. The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also took place at St George's Chapel in 2018. Another Royal wedding followed shortly … [Read more...] about Where is St George’s Chapel?
IT sounds like a madcap scene from Mrs Brown’s Boys. Comic Lee Mack has revealed that the first time he experimented with drugs — taking cocaine at his best friend’s stag do — he became obsessed with cleaning a kitchen, even putting on an apron and Marigolds. Talking about the class-A drug, Lee said: “I’d never done that in my life and neither had my best mate. And we said, ‘Shall we just do it?’ “And we did it and I thought, ‘This isn’t having any effect on me whatsoever’. “So an hour later I did it again. “Then cut to about three hours later, I suddenly turn into what can only be described as a mother figure. “And they’re all in the living room, there’s music blasting and they are all dancing around, booze everywhere, and I get it into my head I’m going to cook for everybody. "So I start making pizzas that we’ve got frozen and I start putting them in the oven. And I think, ‘Ooh, this oven’s a bit dirty. I know what — I’ll give it a bit of a clean’.” The … [Read more...] about Lee Mack reveals that after taking cocaine for first time he became obsessed with cleaning a kitchen
BOOHOO has launched a Beer Garden Outfits collection, and it's everything we need as lockdown lifts. If like us, you want to refresh your wardrobe after months inside, Boohoo is here to help. With outdoor drinks, and al-freco dining on the cards for many of us, we'll be wanting to look chic, but stay warm. Beer Garden Outfits Collection, from £3 - buy here Boohoo's Beer Garden Outfits Collection has everything you could need for the perfect practical yet pretty look for your first trip to the pub post lockdown. Fashion fans can snap up on trend layers, cute tops with on trend florals and gingham, must have oversized blazers and summer ready dresses that can be worn with layers now, and on their own when things heat up. Pieces are currently priced from £3 up to £38.50 - making it uber purse friendly too. Whats more, there's also currently up to 30 per cent off everything at Boohoo - so if you're looking for a last minute outfit that won't break the bank, … [Read more...] about Boohoo launches Beer Gardens Outfits with every look you need for your first trip to the pub