THE Queen will “move heaven and Earth” to attend Prince Philip’s memorial service today — as it emerged she was actively involved in planning the ceremony.
The 95-year-old monarch — who has mobility problems — will receive advice before deciding this morning if she is able to make the 60-mile journey to Westminster Abbey.
Senior royals, including the disgraced Prince Andrew, will be attending, along with William and Kate, fresh from their Caribbean tour.
But all royals — including Andrew, who was stripped of his military affiliations over sex abuse claims — will be wearing lounge suits and not military uniforms as they did for April’s funeral, insiders revealed.
Prince William was yesterday seen driving into Windsor Castle — his first chance to give an update on the tour since arriving home.
Today’s memorial is set to have the grandeur of a state funeral, with 27 royals flying in from around the globe and hundreds of guests.
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A palace source said: “The Queen has been actively involved in the plans for today’s service, with many elements reflecting Her Majesty’s wishes.”
It is believed the Queen will not sit alone, unlike at the scaled-back funeral last April.
Son Charles is tipped to sit beside her.
A source said: “She will be surrounded by family.”
Ingrid Seward, of Majesty magazine, said: “I think she has already made the decision that she will be going.”
It comes after the Queen pulled out of the recent Commonwealth Day Service amid “comfort” issues.
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Aides have plans in place to get her to the Abbey, possibly by helicopter.
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