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Crowds gathered outside Windsor Castle to pay their respects and lay flowers, while flood of tributes to Prince Philip poured in from all corners of the globe.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, “Prince Philip earned the affection of generation­s here in the United Kingdom, across the Commonweal­th, and around the world.”

TV presenter Piers Morgan wrote on social media, “RIP Prince Philip, 99. A truly great Briton who dedicated his life to selfless public duty & was an absolute rock of devoted support to Her Majesty, The Queen, as the longest-serving royal consort to any British sovereign. A very sad day for the country. Thank you sir.”

TV star Carol Vorderman shared an anecdote from when she met the late prince, saying, “I went for a private lunch with the Queen at Buckingham Palace quite a few years ago. They were both in their 80s and Prince Philip and she were flirting with each other madly and laughing. Theirs was a love and a marriage of more than 73 years.”

Prince Philip’s death comes just weeks before what would have been his 100th birthday – on 10 June – which would have reportedly have been marked by a parade throughout

London (restrictio­ns permitting).

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