Prince Charles and Camilla view flowers and moving tributes left by the public in memory of Prince Philip

Bethan Rose Jenkins
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Photo credit: Mark Cuthbert - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mark Cuthbert - Getty Images

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall viewed a selection of flowers and messages displayed at Marlborough House in honour of Prince Philip’s passing.

The tributes had been laid by members of the public outside Buckingham Palace and in various Royal Parks around London. They have been collected and a selection were displayed for the Prince and Duchess to view in the gardens of Marlborough House.

A collection of photographs shared by the official Clarence House Instagram account show Prince Charles and Camilla viewing the selection, along with a video which reveals an incredible row of flowers, multiple bunches wide and deep, extending along a grass bank.

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Other photographs feature close ups of touching messages left by mourners.

A hand painted canvas which appears to have been created by a child reads, “Prince Philip, a brave and heroic man. Gone but never forgotten. We love you.”

Another note reads, “to our unsung hero Prince Philip, 65 years of service, 73 years of marriage to our beloved Queen. Thank you and RIP.”

One image shows a model Range Rover with “The Duke RIP” written across the roof, alongside a box of cards left by members of the public expressing their condolences to the Royal Family.

In light of social distancing restrictions, the Palace has respectfully asked the public to refrain from gathering in public spaces to honour the Duke of Edinburgh.

In place of buying flowers, the public are able to make a donation to a charity if they choose, and write in Prince Philip’s book of condolence on the Royal website.

Prince Philip's funeral will take place tomorrow (17 April) at 15:00 BST.

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