Queen Elizabeth II
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Queen Elizabeth is reportedly determined to travel to London for Tuesday's Service of Thanksgiving for Prince Philip. However, the Queen's official decision is to be released the same day. Around 1,800 guests are scheduled to attend the service.

Buckingham Palace revealed details of the Service of Thanksgiving Monday evening at the Westminster Abbey. Included in the event are poignant musical selections and floral arrangements inspired by Queen and Prince Philip's wedding day. According to the palace, the Queen has been actively involved in the plans for Tuesday's Service of Thanksgiving "with many elements reflecting Her Majesty's wishes."

It also includes some elements the Duke had planned for his funeral in April last year but were forbidden due to Covid-19 restrictions. Among those include the involvement of Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) gold award winners and Sea Cadets, his wish for the congregation to sing the rousing hymn "Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer," and for clergy from the royal estates of Windsor, Sandringham and Balmoral to play a particular part. His funeral at St George's Chapel in Windsor was limited to 30 mourners and mass singing was banned.

A royal source shared to PEOPLE that the Queen hopes to attend the service. However, that decision will be made on the day. The memorial service will center on Prince Philip, who died on April 9, 2021, at the age of 99 years, to give gratitude for his dedication to the Royal Family, nation and Commonwealth. An estimated 1,800 attendees, including British and European royalty, representatives of the charities that the duke was patron or president, Boris and Carrie Johnson, and David Attenborough will attend.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to skip

Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are not returning from the US for the service. The Duke of Sussex's legal team claimed that Harry "does not feel safe" bringing his children to the UK following the loss of his taxpayer-funded police protection after his decision to withdraw as a senior working royal.

Royal family members in attendance

Other Royal Family members expected to attend including Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Princess Anne, Sir Tim Laurence, Prince Andrew, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, their husbands Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Jack Brooksbank, Prince Edward, Sophie Wessex and their children Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn. Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, the Duke of Kent, and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester will also attend.

European royals and other guests

European royals attending the service include King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain, King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima, Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, Prince Albert of Monaco, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. Besides, Prince El Hassan bin Talal and Princess Sarvath El Hassan of Jordan, the Crown Prince of Bahrain and many more royals are expected to attend.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (center) and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (left) greet guests during a reception to mark the Global Investment Summit, at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on October 19, 2021. Photo by Alastair Grant/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

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