Gun salutes have been taking place across the nation to mark the passing of Prince Philip. The Duke of Edinburgh died peacefully in his sleep at Windsor Castle on Friday, Buckingham Palace said . Saluting batteries fired 41 rounds – one per minute – from midday on Saturday in major UK cities including London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast. Prince Philip dies – Live reaction from UK and around the world Several Royal Navy ships, including HMS Diamond, HMS Montrose and HMNB Portsmouth, also joined in the tribute to the duke, who had served in the navy full-time for 14 years and remained closely tied with the armed forces throughout his life. The Royal Gibraltar Regiment also took part from the British overseas territory. Advertisement In London, rounds were fired outside the Tower of London by the Honourable Artillery Company, and at Woolwich Barracks in the southeast of the capital. The latter involved six First World War field guns which were also fired for the duke’s wedding to the Queen and at her coronation. More from Duke Of Edinburgh Prince Philip dies: Tearful Countess of Wessex says ‘the Queen has been amazing’ as she leaves Windsor Castle Prince Philip: Royal Family… Read full this story
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