Gun salutes held to mark death of Prince Philip

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10th April, 2021 08:23:37 printer

Gun salutes held to mark death of Prince Philip

Gun salutes have been fired across the UK, in Gibraltar and at sea in memory of the Duke of Edinburgh

They were fired in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and in County Down, as well from Royal Navy warships

Ships taking part included HMS Diamond, HMS Montrose and HMNB Portsmouth

People across the world are continuing to pay tribute after his death at the age of 99 on Friday

The Queen announced the death of her "beloved" husband with "deep sorrow"

Two of the Queen's sons - Prince Edward and Prince Andrew - have visited the Queen at Windsor Castle

The Royal Family has asked people not to leave flowers and tributes at royal residences due to coronavirus restrictions

But a long queue of people has been waiting to leave flowers at Buckingham Palace, placing them at the gates one by one to avoid crowding due to Covid-19

Flowers have also been left outside Windsor Castle

The duke's four children have shared their reflections on his life in a BBC special programme

The Prince of Wales said his father would "probably want to be remembered as an individual in his own right"

But the Royal Family has opened a book of condolence online

 

 


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