Prince Philip's funeral will reflect his love of the sea with these touching details

It's going to be a beautiful service for Prince Philip

Prince Philip
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Prince Philip, who has been described as a 'glue for the family' will be laid to rest today in Windsor at St George's Chapel.

Prince Philip had a lifelong association with the royal navy and was often vocal about his love for the sea. Prince Phillip once described the sea as "an extraordinary master or mistress" which has "extraordinary moods".

To honor his life's great passion, today's funeral will pay homage to the ocean with some thoughtful touches. 

Prince Philip is thought to have planned the funeral himself before his passing.

Hymns will include Eternal Father, Strong To Save, which is traditionally associated with seafarers and the naval services.

There will also be a reading from the Dean of Windsor of The First Lesson (Ecclesiasticus 43. 11-26). It reads, "Those who sail the sea tell stories of its dangers, which astonish all who hear them; in it are strange and wonderful creatures, all kinds of living things and huge sea-monsters.”

Action Stations, which are sounded on naval warships in a signal to go to battle, will also be played during the service.

What time is the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral today? 

If you would like to watch Prince Philip's funeral in the UK, the event will be broadcasted on various different channels, including BBC, Sky, who will be airing the funeral at 3pm GMT. 

15 minutes before the ceremony, at 2:45pm, there will be a ceremonial procession inside the grounds of Windsor Castle. 

For Prince Harry, this will be the first time he has seen his family since his and Meghan's bombshell interview took place in March. Things may be particularly awkward with his brother, Prince William, with whom he is said to now have a tense relationship.

 The brothers will walk behind Prince Philip’s coffin as it is transported in a private procession to St George’s Chapel. Rumors have circulated that the brothers will be strategically kept apart during the service, with Princess Anne's son, Peter Phillips, walking between them.

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