Published 1 November 2004

THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IS ISSUED BY THE PRESS SECRETARY TO THE QUEEN

The funeral of Her Royal Highness Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester will take place on 5 November at 11am in St George's Chapel, Windsor. The funeral will be private, attended by The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, and the Princess's family and friends, and will not be a State occasion.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mourning

Royal Mourning was observed on Saturday, 30 October and will be observed on Friday, 5 November.

The Queen and members of the Royal Family will be carrying out official engagements during this time.

Flags

Flags were half-masted on Saturday, 30 October, and will be half-masted on Friday, 5 November, the day of Princess Alice's funeral.

Condolence messages

Condolence books are open at the State Apartments, Kensington Palace (10.00 to 17.00).

Condolence e-mails may be sent to the Royal web site at www.royal.gov.uk.

Charitable donations

People wishing to make charity donations in memory of Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester may wish to contribute to The St. John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital, Priory House, 25 St John's Lane, London, EC1M 4PP. Her Royal Highness was Patron of The Ladies' Guild. Further information is available at www.stjohneyehospital.org.