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Prince Philip funeral: How the UK will pay respects as public told to stay away from Windsor

The nation marks Philip’s final journey: Britons share pictures of knitted tributes, decorated trees and Union Jack socks after being told to stay away from Windsor

Britons have taken to social media to show how they will be remembering Prince Philip today, including wearing Union Jack socks and knitting tributes to the Duke.

Others decorated Christmas trees with pictures of Philip or put up photos in their windows to remember the Queen‘s consort of 73 years on the day of his funeral. 

Flags have been lowered to half-mast and many councils, police forces and other organisations will be holding a one minute’s silence with the rest of the UK at 3pm.

Among those posting tributes was Teresa Collins, from Ealing, West London, who tweeted a picture of a knitted Philip with a Union Jack, calling it a ‘talented tribute’.

Another Twitter user, Vikki, from Wales, covered a Christmas tree with pictures of Philip and the Queen and flags, saying: ‘I have decorated this tree in his honour.’

And Phil Harries, a surgeon from Southampton, tweeted a photo of his Union Jack socks, saying: ‘I think Prince Philip would have approved of my socks today!’  

The Queen will say farewell to Philip during his funeral at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle today, attended by a group of 30 close family and friends.

Covid regulations have reduced the scope of the service with public elements cancelled, mourners reduced and all guests wearing face masks and sitting apart. 

Here is a selection of tweets showing how people will remember Philip today: 

Prince Philip funeral: How the UK will pay respects as public told to stay away from Windsor

Prince Philip funeral: How the UK will pay respects as public told to stay away from Windsor

Prince Philip funeral: How the UK will pay respects as public told to stay away from Windsor

Prince Philip funeral: How the UK will pay respects as public told to stay away from Windsor

Prince Philip funeral: How the UK will pay respects as public told to stay away from Windsor

Prince Philip funeral: How the UK will pay respects as public told to stay away from Windsor

Prince Philip funeral: How the UK will pay respects as public told to stay away from Windsor

Prince Philip funeral: How the UK will pay respects as public told to stay away from Windsor

Prince Philip funeral: How the UK will pay respects as public told to stay away from Windsor

Prince Philip funeral: How the UK will pay respects as public told to stay away from Windsor

Prince Philip funeral: How the UK will pay respects as public told to stay away from Windsor

Prince Philip funeral: How the UK will pay respects as public told to stay away from Windsor

Prince Philip funeral: How the UK will pay respects as public told to stay away from Windsor

Prince Philip funeral: How the UK will pay respects as public told to stay away from Windsor

Prince Philip funeral: How the UK will pay respects as public told to stay away from Windsor

Prince Philip funeral: How the UK will pay respects as public told to stay away from Windsor

Prince Philip funeral: How the UK will pay respects as public told to stay away from Windsor

Prince Philip funeral: How the UK will pay respects as public told to stay away from Windsor

Prince Philip funeral: How the UK will pay respects as public told to stay away from Windsor

Prince Philip funeral: How the UK will pay respects as public told to stay away from Windsor

Prince Philip funeral: How the UK will pay respects as public told to stay away from Windsor

Prince Philip funeral: How the UK will pay respects as public told to stay away from Windsor

Prince Philip funeral: How the UK will pay respects as public told to stay away from Windsor

Prince Philip funeral: How the UK will pay respects as public told to stay away from Windsor

Prince Philip funeral: How the UK will pay respects as public told to stay away from Windsor

Prince Philip funeral: How the UK will pay respects as public told to stay away from Windsor

Prince Philip funeral: How the UK will pay respects as public told to stay away from Windsor

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