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What Prince Philip’s death shows us about the importance of funeral wishes

What Prince Philip’s death shows us about the importance of funeral wishes

Since his death, tributes to Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh have continued to remember his loyalty to the Queen, his service to the nation and witty personality. From his modified Land Rover to carry his coffin to the pot of sugar lumps sat on the seat of the Duke’s carriage, his funeral certainly allowed the public to clearly reflect upon and celebrate his accomplishments and nature. These were all funeral wishes of the Duke and he had been very involved in the planning of his ‘no fuss’ funeral.

Planning a funeral following a loved one’s death is one of the things families struggle with if it has never been discussed or if there is no immediate family. However, you are able to assist your family and relieve some of this pressure by including in your Will whether you wish to be buried or cremated and whether you would want any religious beliefs to be taken into consideration at your funeral. Specific details of the service, songs or music can also be included in a side letter which can be stored with your Will.

If you would like to discuss this and make or update your Will, please contact Kiren Rai, Wills & Probate Executive on 01926 356034 or email

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