Shots rang out across Britain, Gibraltar and from ships at sea on Saturday to mark the death of Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II.
The salute batteries fired 41 single rounds every minute from noon (11:00 GMT), the Defense Ministry said.
Buckingham Palace said the prince, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, died on Friday morning at Windsor Castle, west London.
Members of the royal family paid tribute to Philip, who is also remembered by leaders around the world.
Pope Francis offered his condolences to the royal family on Saturday, remembering his “dedication” to his family and his contribution to education.
Philip is expected to receive a ceremonial royal funeral, but the event will take a different form due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.
During his more than 70 years alongside the Queen, Philip is remembered for his keen sense of duty and remarkable charm.
He was the oldest and longest-serving husband in British history, besides being what the Queen called her “steadfast strength and guide.”
Prince Edward visited his mother the Queen on Saturday.
His wife, Sophie, said “the Queen has been amazing,” the BBC broadcaster reported. (dpa / NAN)
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