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Britain Says Their Final Farewell To Prince Phillip

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CBS4's Ian Lee reports on the latest news on laying Prince Phllip to rest this weekend.

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LAUREN PASTRANA: Well, Britain will say a final farewell to Prince Philip. The husband of Queen Elizabeth will be laid to rest at Windsor Castle tomorrow. He was 99 years old. CBS 4's Ian Lee has more on the event that will be watched worldwide.

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IAN LEE: Every moment is planned to the last detail from the military parade honoring Prince Philip's service in the Royal Navy to the modified Land Rover he helped design that will carry his coffin. But COVID restrictions have turned what would have been a grand ceremonial service into an intimate one. Only 30 guests, mostly close relatives, will attend the funeral at St. George's Chapel in Windsor.

ROYA NIKKHAH: He's getting the funeral he really wanted. Smaller, intimate, no fuss, just like Prince Philip.

IAN LEE: What he wouldn't have wanted is a family feud. The queen has already stepped in to settle a squabble over the dress code, ordering all royals to wear suits instead of military uniforms. Prince Harry risked being the odd one out after being stripped of his military titles when he gave up his royal duties. But it's the tension between Prince Harry and his brother Prince William making headlines here ahead of the funeral. They'll meet face to face for the first time since the explosive interview with Oprah. Prince Harry told her he felt trapped in his royal role.

PRINCE HARRY: Trapped within the system like the rest of my family are. My father and my brother, they are trapped.

IAN LEE: The palace revealed the brothers won't walk side by side in the funeral procession. But royal watchers expect they will pull together for the family.

ROYA NIKKHAH: I have no doubt that William and Harry will put on a united front for their grandfather.

IAN LEE: A man who served his queen and country for almost 80 years. Ian Lee, CBS News, London.