Who is the Dean of Windsor's wife Jayne Maria Evans?

THE Royal Family will say their final farewell to Prince Philip during his funeral at St George's Chapel in Windsor this afternoon.

Last night, it was confirmed that the Dean of Windsor will conduct the ceremony – here's everything you need to know about him and his family.

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Who is the Dean of Windsor?

The Dean of Windsor David Conner was born in Kent on April 6, 1947, and educated at Oxford University.

He was ordained as a deacon in 1971 and became the chaplain of St Edward's School in Oxford shortly after.

In 1988, Conner was made the Dean of Windsor – which means he also holds the title of Registrar of the Garter – a prestigious order of knights dating back to 1348.

What is the Order of the Garter?

  • The Order of the Garter is held in St George's Chapel in Windsor every year and is the oldest and most senior Order of Chivalry in Britain, established by King Edward III nearly 700 years ago
  • Although there are various origin legends, the most popular involves the Countess of Salisbury's garter slipping down her leg during a court ball in Calais. In response to courter sniggering at her, the legend describes how the King returned the garter to her and replied 'shame on him who thinks ill of it!'
  • While Knights – who can be both male and female – were previously chosen from aristocracy, members are today chosen in recognition for their public service

The 74-year-old bishop was awarded Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) in the 2010 New Years Honours List.

In 2018, he married both Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.

Who is his wife?

 In 1969, the Dean married his wife Jayne Maria Evans.

 The couple share two sons and live in Windsor.

Will the Dean of Windsor attend Prince Philip's funeral?

The Queen will be received by the Dean of Windsor when she arrives at the Chapel.

 At the top of the steps after minute's silence, he will receive the coffin along with the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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