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41-gun salute fired across UK in honour of Prince Philip

Gun salutes have been fired across the UK and at sea in honour of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who has died at the age of 99.

To mark the death of the Queen’s husband, saluting batteries began firing 41 rounds at one round every minute from 12 noon on Saturday in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast and other UK cities.

The public was encouraged to observe the gun salutes online or on television, rather than gather in crowds to watch outside, in line with plans for a pared-back funeral due to Covid restrictions.

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