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Gun salutes marking the death of the Duke of Edinburgh are to take place across the UK, in Gibraltar and at sea. Saluting batteries will fire 41 rounds at one round every minute from midday in cities including London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast, as well as Gibraltar and from Royal Navy warships, the Ministry of […]

A boss at the Royal Mint said the organisation had enjoyed a “long and close relationship” with the Duke of Edinburgh. Anne Jessopp, chief executive of the Royal Mint, said that on behalf of the Mint she wanted to express great sadness and heartfelt condolences at Philip’s death. She said that a committee chaired by […]

The makers of royal drama The Crown have said they are “deeply saddened” by the news of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. Philip was played by Doctor Who star Matt Smith in the first two series of the lavish Netflix series, opposite Claire Foy as the Queen. He was replaced by Outlander actor […]

Crowds flocking to the gates of Buckingham Palace to pay respects to the Duke of Edinburgh show “what the monarchy really means to people”, according to one. As the Union flag flew at half-mast on the palace, hundreds of people gathered to lay flowers for Philip and read the framed plaque palace staff had placed […]

The Premier League and other sports competitions will pay their respects to the Duke of Edinburgh this weekend following his death at the age of 99. Buckingham Palace announced on Friday that Prince Philip had died. Tributes to his lifetime of service poured in from the world of sport, and sportsmen and women up and […]

The Queen is grieving for her beloved husband the Duke of Edinburgh who has died aged 99. Buckingham Palace announced Philip’s death just after midday issuing a statement that spoke about how the royal family joined with people across the globe “mourning his loss”. The Palace said in a statement: “It is with deep sorrow […]

Political leaders from across the spectrum have paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh after his death at the age of 99. Speaking at a podium outside Downing Street on Friday, Boris Johnson said Philip would be remembered for his “steadfast support” of the Queen, as well as his awards scheme which “inspired” countless young […]

Flags will fly at half mast on UK Government buildings in tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh from now until the morning after his funeral. Following Philip’s death on Friday, guidance was issued by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the flying of official flags. All such flags, which include Union Flags […]

Scotland’s major political parties have suspended campaigning for the Holyrood election following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. The SNP, Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, the Scottish Greens and Alba have all said they will cease campaigning. Tory leader Douglas Ross said his party will head back on to the campaign trail on Monday. First […]

The Duke of Edinburgh gave a lifetime of royal service to the country and was the Queen’s beloved companion for more than 70 years. Known for his no-nonsense approach and acerbic wit, Philip was the longest-serving consort in British history. The husband of one of the most famous women in the world, he was defined […]


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