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Punters At Duke Of Edinburgh Pub Pay Tribute To Prince Philip Ahead Of Funeral

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Punters At Duke Of Edinburgh Pub Pay Tribute To Prince Philip Ahead Of Funeral

Locals at the Duke of Edinburgh pub in Greater Manchester have paid tribute to the late Prince Philip, having been photographed standing outside with their heads bowed, pints in hand.

The punters were standing outside the pub in Royton, Oldham.

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Each holding a pint of beer, they bowed their heads and stood in silence as a mark of respect to the late Duke ahead of his funeral this afternoon.

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With hospitality only permitted to open for outdoor service at the moment, the group placed themselves in front of the front entrance to the pub, below the Duke of Edinburgh sign.

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In normal circumstances, the funeral would have seen thousands flock to St George's Chapel, Windsor, to pay their respects.

However, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the public will have to watch the ceremony from home, with just 30 people permitted to attend in person - including the Queen, their children, grandchildren and Philip's private secretary.

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The funeral will begin with a national minute's silence at 3pm as the coffin enters St George's Chapel.

On the grass at the Castle's Quadrangle will be representative detachments drawn from Prince Philip's military special relationships.

A statement from the Palace regarding the funeral said: "On Saturday 17 April, The Duke of Edinburgh's coffin will be moved by a Bearer Party found by The Queen's Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards.

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"Positioned in the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle will be representative detachments drawn from His Royal Highness's military special relationships.

"His Royal Highness's coffin will be carried in a purpose-built Land Rover - which The Duke was involved in the design of - flanked by military Pall Bearers, in a small Ceremonial Procession from the State Entrance to St George's Chapel, for the Funeral Service.

"Members of the Royal Family and The Duke of Edinburgh's Household will walk behind the coffin from the Quadrangle, down Chapel Hill and into Horseshoe Cloister. The Funeral Service will begin with a National Minute's Silence at 1500hrs."

The event will be televised in its entirety for those who wish to watch along at home, with the public urged to stay away from the area given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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You can watch the funeral live on Saturday on the BBC or on catch-up on BBC iPlayer.

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