Prince Edward, Sophie Wessex and Lady Louise Windsor view flowers and tributes for Prince Philip ahead of funeral

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Following the tragic passing of Prince Philip on Friday 9 March, his son Prince Edward, daughter-in-law Sophie Wessex and grandaughter Lady Louise Windsor viewed the tributes that have been left for him.

Thousands of flowers have been left for the Duke of Ediburgh at Windsor Castle after he died aged 99 on 9 April.

The Earl of Wessex, 57, Countess of Wessex, 56, and their daughter Louise, 17, visited the tribute site outside St George's Chapel and took time to read the notes left for Prince Philip.

The trio were pictured taking the time to have a look at all of the wreaths, flowers and messages and were there for 15 minutes.

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They wore the traditional black mourning outfits, with Prince Edward opting for a smart black suit, with a white shirt and black tie.

Sophie opted for a lace dress, with a pair of boots and a smart blazer, while Louise had a matching skirt and blazer combo with gold buttons.

Buckingham Palace confirmed Prince Philip's death in a statement on the day he passed away.

It read: "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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"His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.Further announcements will made in due course.

"The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss."

Following his death, Prince Edward, the youngest of the Queen and Philip's four children, paid tribute to his beloved father.

He said: "Reading just some of the wonderful memories you have shared about your experiences of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and, in some cases, of meeting my father, has been truly uplifting.

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"I think I may have said once that he was a man that once met, never forgotten."

The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral will take place at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, on Saturday.

Only 30 guests are permitted to attend the ceremony due to the current Coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

Along with the Queen, Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince William and Kate Middleton will be there, along with Prince Harry, who flew to the UK from California.

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