Who is Bernhard, the Hereditary Prince of Baden?

PRINCE Philip’s funeral is taking place this week and among the chosen 30 funeral attendees is Bernhard, the Hereditary Prince of Baden.

But who is Bernhard and how does he know the late Duke of Edinburgh?

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Who is Bernhard, the Hereditary Prince of Baden?

Bernhard is one of Prince Philip's great nephews, as he is the son of the duke's second sister Theodora.

He trained as a commercial lawyer and now manages the family’s estate, which is made up of wineries and castles.

He is married to Stephanie Anne Kaul and they have three children; Prince Leopold, Prince Friedrich and Prince Karl-Wilhelm.

Three of Philip’s German relatives have secured a place as one of the 30 attendees at his funeral.

As well as Bernhard, Philipp, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and Prince Donatus, Landgrave of Hesse are invited.

Who were Philip’s family?

Prince Philip was born on June, 10, 1921, to Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg on the Greek island of Corfu.

Philip had four older sisters, Princess Margarita, Princess Theodora, Princess Cecilie, and Princess Sophie, who have all passed away.

Philip became the only remaining sibling after youngest sister Princess Sophie died in 2001.

All his sisters married German aristocrats after they fled their Greek home when Philip was a young boy.

Due to anti-German sentiment after WW2, only Philip's mother, Princess Alice, was at Philip’s royal wedding to the Queen in 1947.

Princess Alice was then invited by her son and daughter-in-law to live in Buckingham Palace before passing away, two years later in 1969, aged 84.

By 1930, Andrew was estranged from his wife and son, and he died in Monte Carlo in 1944.

We shared Prince Philip’s funeral guest list – The 30 people attending – and those who aren’t.

The Royal Family won't wear military uniforms at the service – instead wearing morning coat with medals.

The Queen will sit alone after arriving in a Bentley with a Lady in Waiting.

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