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In full: Gun salutes mark Prince Philip's death across the UK and world​

Gun salutes have been fired across the UK, in Gibraltar and at sea to mark the death of the Duke of Edinburgh at the age of 99.

Buckingham Palace said Philip died peacefully in his sleep at Windsor Castle on Friday, two months before his 100th birthday, leaving the Queen and the royal family "mourning his loss".

Saluting batteries began firing 41 rounds at one round every minute from midday on Saturday in cities including London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast, as well from Royal Navy warships. Ships taking part included HMS Diamond, HMS Montrose and HMNB Portsmouth, while the Royal Gibraltar Regiment joined the salute from the British Overseas Territory, the Ministry of Defence said.

The action starts about 12 minutes into the video.

 
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We'll be would have done. All people his age have been given the vaccine.

We give the two shots 12 weeks apart in this country, unlike other countries and the EU, because they're more effective that way.
Well...one of the two of them is still alive, so that's 50% worth it...either way you want it to work out.
:)
 

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Vanuatu tribe mourns death of their 'god' Prince Philip

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A village elder from Tanna island with a picture of Prince Philip in 2017

Meetings have been taking place on the island of Tanna in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu to decide how to move forward following the death of Prince Philip, who was revered by a tribe there as a god.

Anthropologist Kirk Huffman, an authority on what is known as the Prince Philip Movement, told BBC's Today programme some of the islanders were meeting "to sort out what they will do to perform their version of respect rituals".

A decision is yet to be made on whether Prince Charles will succeed his father in the eyes of the tribe, Mr Huffman said.

"I think it’s something they will need to work out themselves," he said.

Prince Philip, who visited Vanuatu as part of his official tours, was not revered due to being a member of the Royal Family.

The believers say the duke - or at least the spirit he represents - came from Tanna, not Europe, Mr Huffman said, and they thought he was the reincarnation of an ancient warrior.

 

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A soon as queeney croaks he inherits. YOu should know this. Despite her apparent good health she does not have all that long left.
Not so fast..............her mother went to 101, she might even improve on that! It might be best if she outlasts Charles.
 
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Prince Harry to attend Prince Philip funeral without Meghan: Report
Author of the article:WENN - World Entertainment News Network
Publishing date:Apr 10, 2021 • 4 hours ago • 1 minute read • 14 Comments
In this file photo taken on December 25, 2017 (L-R) Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, US actress and fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry Meghan Markle and Britain's Prince Harry (R) arrive to attend the Royal Family's traditional Christmas Day church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, eastern England.
In this file photo taken on December 25, 2017 (L-R) Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, US actress and fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry Meghan Markle and Britain's Prince Harry (R) arrive to attend the Royal Family's traditional Christmas Day church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, eastern England. PHOTO BY ADRIAN DENNIS /AFP via Getty Images
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Prince Harry will return to Britain for his grandfather’s Prince Philip’s funeral, but is expected to fly home solo as his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is heavily pregnant.

The 36-year-old British royal – who lives in California with his wife, Meghan and their son Archie – has reportedly been in touch with his father, Prince Charles, along with his cousins Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, as he makes plans to come home.


Speaking about Harry, who is “united in grief” with his family, a source told British newspaper the Daily Mirror: “He said he wants to be with everyone and was already making arrangements to come home.”

Meghan is not expected to make the trip to Britain for the funeral, as she is heavily pregnant with their second child.


The couple paid tribute to Philip, 99, in a short message posted to their Archewell website, where they wrote: “In loving memory of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. 1921-2021.

“Thank you for your service … you will be greatly missed.”

Meanwhile, Harry and Meghan recently said they phoned Britain’s monarch Queen Elizabeth as soon as they heard Philip had been admitted to hospital earlier this year, with an infection and a heart condition.

Meghan, 39, said in her tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey: “This morning I woke up earlier than H and saw that there was a note from someone in our team in the U.K. saying the Duke of Edinburgh had gone to the hospital. I just picked up the phone and I called the Queen just to check in. I just called, that’s what we do.”
 

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Royal Navy ships fire at sea in honour of Prince Philip​

Royal Navy ships at sea have fired a 41-gun salute in honour of the duke, who served as a naval officer during World War Two and held the office of Lord High Admiral.

HMS Diamond is off the south coast, having left Portsmouth yesterday, and HMS Montrose is in the Gulf.

 

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Biden, Trudeau, Ardern and Morrison pay their respects go Prince Philip

 

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Certainly a good looking couple (who probably had no idea we'd be admiring them in 2021)

They first met in 1934 when she was eight and he was 13 at the wedding of Philip's cousin Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark to Princess Elizabeth's uncle Prince George, Duke of Kent, son of King Edward V. They met again in 1937 and then again in July 1939 at the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, when Princess Elizabeth, smitten by his godlike good looks, fell in love with him.

In 1941, American-born Tory politician Chips Channon wrote in his diary: "He is to be our Prince Consort, and that is why he is serving in our Navy."

On the day of their wedding, 20th November 1947, Princess Elizabeth's father King George VI made Philip the Duke of Edinburgh.
 
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'EXEMPLARY LEGACY': Premier Ford dotes on late Prince Philip
"Prince Philip was a devoted husband of more than 73 years, father, grandfather, war hero and public servant," Ford said in a statement

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip finished their Canadian tour at Ontario Legislature building at Queen's Park in July 2010.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip finished their Canadian tour at Ontario Legislature building at Queen's Park in July 2010. PHOTO BY JACK BOLAND /TORONTO SUN FILES
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Ontario lowered flags at Queen’s Park and all other provincial buildings to half-mast Friday in response to the death of Prince Phillip.

Premier Doug Ford offered condolences on behalf of all Ontarians to Her Majesty the Queen and the royal family.


“Prince Philip was a devoted husband of more than 73 years, father, grandfather, war hero and public servant,” Ford said in a statement.

“He leaves behind an exemplary legacy of outstanding service to society that reaches around the globe, especially through his Duke of Edinburgh Awards, an international program founded in 1956 that encourages youth to develop their highest potential in all areas of life.”

The flags will fly at half-mast until his funeral or memorial service, though the BBC reported that Prince Philip will not have a state funeral and there will be no lying-in-state, according to the College of Arms.


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Toronto Mayor John Tory offered his condolences on behalf of the city that Prince Philip visited 20 times.

“Prince Philip had a lengthy history of public service to the Commonwealth, particularly Canada,” Tory said in a statement.

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“Whether it was speaking at the Toronto Board of Trade in 1951 or surprising all with a visit to Toronto in 2013 at age 91 to present a ceremonial flag to the Royal Canadian Regiment’s 3rd Battalion, Prince Philip had a strong connection to our city.”


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The mayor requested that all flags be flown at half-mast on official flag poles at Toronto City Hall, Old City Hall, the Civic Centres, Metro Hall and all City of Toronto facilities, parks and vessels until the funeral.

Prince Philip first visited Toronto in 1951 and was in the city as recently as 2013 for the “Presentation of Colours to the Royal Canadian Regiment at Queen’s Park and to receive his insignia as Extra Companion of the Order of Canada and Extra Commander of the Order of Military Merit by the Governor General at Royal York,” a city statement said.

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