Scores of flowers laid in London and Windsor in memory of Prince Philip

It is despite government advice to the public not to collect or leave flowers in royal residences

This is the scene in Windsor and Buckingham Palace where the people pay their respects to Prince Philip.

The 99-year-old Duke of Edinburgh died Friday morning at Windsor Castle, a statement from Buckingham Palace confirmed. Honors were paid out from around the world during the day. Here you can follow our live reporting.

Programming on the BBC and ITV has also ceased, and flags in buildings across the UK have been lowered to half mast.

On Friday, the government advised the public not to collect or leave flowers in royal residences and to continue to comply with coronavirus rules. Instead, the public is urged to leave all Windsor honors at Cambridge Gate on the Long Walk. Well-wishers who arrive with flowers at Henry VIII Gate in the city center are escorted to the other location by police officers.

But many flowers can be seen at Buckingham Palace and at the gates of Windsor Palace. Since then, the stewards have put a barrier around the floral honors outside Buckingham Palace to prevent overcrowding.

Members of the public were advised to queue to take photos and place flowers. The stewards urged people not to gather in large crowds. More than 100 floral tributes – from bouquets of daffodils to fuller bouquets, many of which have notes on them – and two Union flags were placed in front of the gates by mourners.

This is what these areas look like hours after the announcement.


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