World remembers Duke of Edinburgh as he is laid to rest

Due to COVID-19 protocols, just 30 family members and friends are allowed to attend the service.
3:37 | 04/17/21

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Good morning, everybody, on a somber Saturday for the British royal family who are holding a funeral for prince Philip, the duke of Edinburgh. Taking a live look now at the king -- as the king's troops make their way from their positions at Windsor castle, the royal artillery guns will be firing during the procession and due to covid protocols just 30 family members and friends are allowed to attend. Overnight, the royal family sharing several photos including this one of queen Elizabeth and her husband of 73 years. When the two were in Scotland. ABC's foreign correspondent James Longman is at Windsor castle with more. James, good morning. Reporter: Good morning, whit. Yes, Windsor is preparing for the funeral of the duke of Edinburgh, far smaller than it otherwise would have been because of covid but no less powerful. Millions will be watching around the world as the family pays tribute to his many years of service and his love of the sea, but, of course, all eyes will be on queen Elizabeth as she says good-bye to her partner of 73 years. This morning, the world watching as a nation prepares to say their final good-bye to a prince. We're just hours away from this personal ceremony taking place at St. George's chapel in Windsor castle. Covid rules mean only 30 close family and friends are allowed. The ceremony is affected by the covid rules that affect every single family here. It will be a much smaller event and yet entirely dignified and in line with the perfection that a sailor like prince Philip would expect after nearly 82 years of service. Reporter: 3:00 P.M. Local time he will be carried to the west steps for a minute of national silence. Land rovers are a big part of royal life and great outdoors the queen and he love so much. A similar vehicle was used for prince Philip's uncle lord mountbatten in 1979. Prince Charles, Harry and William will follow, bringing them back 23 years to princess Diana's funeral. Today they'll walk for him. While this will be the first time the brothers will be seen together in over a year they'll not be standing next to each other. Instead their cousin Peter Phillips will walk between them. But all eyes will be on her majesty just a day before the service the queen sharing this never-before-seen image with her beloved husband taken into 2003. For the queen this will be a very, very tough day. And the queen has always just got on with it and particularly with prince Philip at her sie, but today he won't be. Reporter: The queen will sit alone in St. George's chapel and due to coronavirus regulations all in attendance including her majesty will have to wear masks. A military dress code had been expected but the queen has decided all Royals will be in civilian dress, perhaps making prince Harry feel more included since he was stripped of his military titles when he and Meghan stepped away from royal duties but family differences aside the ceremony will celebrate the duke's legacy and honor his years of selfless service to the nation and to his queen. So two families really saying good-bye today, the royal family, friends and relatives with their quiet recollections inside St. George's chapel and outside the wider military family with all the pomp and circumstance that you can expect. I think it's going to be very poignant, Dan. James, thanks so much. We know you'll be there every step of the way. We have a reminder -- we'll have live coverage of the funeral of prince Philip starting at 9:30 eastern led by our own David Muir, James Longman of course will

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