Gun salutes planned across UK after death of Prince Philip
Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, passed away on Friday at the age of 99.
He was the longest-serving royal consort in British history.
To mark his death, gun salutes are due to take place across the UK in Gibraltar and from warships at sea.
According to the international news agency, Saluting batteries will fire 41 rounds at one record every minute from 12:00 BST in cities including London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, and Belfast. Royal Navy ships will also fire the salute.
The salutes will be broadcast online and on TV.
A statement by the Buckingham Palace said on Friday,
“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”
It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. pic.twitter.com/XOIDQqlFPn
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 9, 2021
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