The No10 official website accidentally gave the date of the funeral in an apparent blunder online.
An announcement following the death of the Prince on the gov.uk website, said: “On April 9 2021 Buckingham Palace announced the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.
“From this date, a period of national mourning began and will continue for eight days until the morning of the funeral.
“During that time the Government will issue guidance for the public, organisations and businesses for observing the period of mourning.”
The information, which would put the funeral date as being April 17, has since been deleted.
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