The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall make their first public appearance together since the Duke of Edinburgh’s death to see flowers in his memory.
Charles and Camilla made an emotional visit to Marlborough House – home of the Commonwealth – in central London, where floral tributes are brought to the gates of Buckingham Palace every evening.
At times the couple were moved to tears and paused to look at the bouquets of flowers left by those who wished to honor the Duke.
The tribute items include a model of a Land Rover similar to the one carrying Philip’s coffin on Saturday, with the words “The Duke R.I.P.” on the roof.
Next to it, a card from “Marian & Marum” read: “Your memory will never fade. Rest in peace.”
Another read: “Words cannot even begin to express our grief. You are in our prayers. “
One card read: “HRH A True Gentleman. Thank you for your dedicated service to our country. We will miss you. “
Some notes were written for the Queen: “We send our love and condolences on the loss of your beloved Prince Philip, your always, dear Layla, Lis and Neil xxxx.”
One card quoted the monarch’s famous comment on her husband: “We so much regret your deep loss that the strength and abode of Her Majesty will always remain in our hearts.”
In the meantime, the Earl of Wessex thanked the holders and participants of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and International Award for sharing their memories of his father and their experiences with the program.
Edward said of Philip: “He may have left this world, but his spirit and ethos live on through his distinction, through every single life that is touched, transformed, inspired. then, now and in the future. “
In a weekend tribute, Charles described his late father as “a very special person” and praised him for “rendering the most remarkable and devoted service to the Queen, my family and the country over the past 70 years.”