The Queen and senior royals have appeared in the funeral procession behind Prince Philip’s coffin.
Prince Harry and Prince William have also been pictured together as part of the procession, with the duke loaded onto his custom-made Land Rover for his final journey.
For a minute-by-minute guide to what to expect today as proceedings unfold, click here .
The Duke of Edinburgh, who died last week aged 99, will be remembered at a small service with 30 guests, in line with Covid restrictions.
The Order of Service published ahead of the funeral, which will begin at 3pm, reveals key themes that will sit at the heart of the service, including the Duke’s “unwavering loyalty” to the Queen and his “courage, fortitude and faith”.
No sermon will be delivered during the ceremonial royal service, in keeping with Philip’s wishes, and there will not be a eulogy.
Last night the Queen released one of her favourite pictures of the Duke of Edinburgh , showing the couple relaxing in the Scottish highlands in 2003.
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Prince William and Prince Harry follow behind Philip’s hearse
The cannons are firing and the bells tolling as Philip is led towards St George’s Chapel.
While music plays out from the marching band his relatives walk on behind the Land Rover hearse.
Prince Charles, Prince Edwards, Princess Anne and Prince Andrew are walking directly behind the vehicle.
Behind them are Prince Harry and William.
It is the first time the royal siblings have been pictured in public together for many months.
Prince Philip’s coffin loaded onto Land Rover for duke’s final journey
The Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin has been brought out of the State Entrance of Windsor Castle for a procession to St George’s Chapel.
Prince Philip remains have been placed into a Land Rover ahead of being taken to the chapel for the funeral service.
The royal procession has gathered in the wake of the Land Rover.
Philip’s four children are stood behind the vehicle.
The National Anthem has rung out as the Queen arrives.
Meghan to watch funeral from her home in California
The card on the wreath left for the Duke of Edinburgh by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in St George’s Chapel was handwritten by Meghan, who is watching the funeral on television from her home in the US.
Meghan and Harry personally chose the locally-sourced flowers for their tribute – including Acanthus mollis (Bear’s breeches), the national flower of Greece, to represent Philip’s heritage, and Eryngium (sea holly), to represent the Royal Marines.
The wreath also features campanula for gratitude and everlasting love, rosemary to signify remembrance, lavender for devotion, and roses in honour of June being Philip’s birth month.
Meghan, who is expecting the couple’s second child, is watching proceedings from more than 5,000 miles away in California after doctors advised her not to fly.
She had hoped to attend, but the Duke of Sussex is at the funeral alone.
Kate Middleton steps out of her vehicle ahead of the funeral procession
Kate Middleton has been photographed leaving her vehicle.
She arrived with husband William about an hour ago.
The Duchess will form part of the royal procession that will follow in the wake of Philip’s hearse.
The stirring notes of Jerusalem ring out across the Castle grounds
William Blake’s Jurusalem is now being played in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
The song conjours up images of pastoral English beauty.
And did those feet in ancient time
And did the Countenance Divine
Music selected by Prince Philip begins to ring out
A selection of music chosen by Philip is now ringing out across the court yard at Windsor Castle ahead of the service at 3pm.
The first song to be played is Elgar’s Nimrod, a sombre yet uplifting song to accompany the duke’s Land Rover as it begins it procession.
Touching tribute to Prince Philip beams out across central London
Images reflecting and celebrating the life of HRH Prince Philip are being displayed on the large screen at Piccadilly Circus.
Members of the public stopped and watched as a slideshow of photos of the Duke and the Queen scrolled across the screen.
Among them was a photo of the couple in their later years looking into one another’s eyes and smiling happily.
Another photo showed them in their youth waving at a crowd.
The Prince’s specially designed Land Rover hearse arrives
The Land Rover Philip designed has arrived at the castle.
It has been specially adapted under the supervision of the duke and will act as a hearse carrying his body.
The Duke of Edinburgh even requested a repaint in military green, as well as designing the open top rear and special “stops” to secure his coffin in place.
The duke, who died aged 99 on Friday, made the final adjustments in 2019, the year he turned 98.
He first began the long-lasting venture to create his own bespoke hearse in collaboration with Land Rover in 2003, the year he turned 82.
Members of the military endure an “overwhelming feeling of sadness”
Members of the armed forces will feel an “overwhelming feeling of sadness” on Saturday as they bid farewell to the Duke of Edinburgh.
Servicemen spoke fondly of the duke ahead of the funeral, praising him as an “absolutely amazing servant to this country”.
The Chief of the Defence Staff also paid tribute to the duke, saying Saturday will be a “sombre moment” but also a “celebratory moment” of a life well-lived.
Philip enjoyed an active naval career between 1939 and 1951, and was a veteran of the Second World War.
His strong connection with the military will be on show during proceedings on Saturday, with detachments drawn from units which had a link with Philip to be positioned on the grass in the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle.
Soldiers in a variety of different roles appeared in a tribute video shared by the British Army.
Gunner George McDonnell from King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery said: “On Saturday, when we fire the guns, it’s going to be an overwhelming feeling of sadness, because that’s when I think it will hit us, why we are actually firing the guns.”
“It’s not every day a national treasure passes away”
Samantha Imafidon, 23, and her group of family and friends wore custom-made face masks with Prince Philip’s face on to honour him while following covid guidelines.
She said she was compelled to travel to Windsor from London to “show gratitude for his years of service”, adding: “It’s not every day a national treasure passes away.”
Samantha, who works in tech, said Prince Philip inspired her because was “ahead of his time” with modern technology.
“He was the one who convinced the Queen to give her first televised address,” she pointed out.
Her uncle, royal biographer Professor Chris Imafidon, 62, said he is disappointed at the small funeral for Prince Philip, even though these are in keeping with restrictions.
Prof Imafidon, who wrote the 2016 book 90 Things you Didn’t Know about Queen Elizabeth II, said: “This is a man who deserves the highest amount of respect, his funeral should be happening at St Paul’s or Wembley Stadium, not limited to closed doors with only 30 people.”
A minute-by-minute breakdown of service that Duke planned
Every single minute, every pace of the procession and every sound of a bugle or drum during the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral has been planned with military precision.
For years, Prince Philip was at the centre of arrangements for his final exit from the world.
From the Land Rover he specially commissioned and helped to design to the haunting echo of the choir inside the majestic St George’s Hall, the choreographed event will be executed in keeping with his wishes to signify a remarkable life of service by the Queen’s side.
Kate and Philip’s special relationship
Kate Middleton arrived about half an hour ago.
Her demure outfit consists of a black face mask, a black dress and a black fascinator, punctuated by simple pearl earrings and a triple-strand pearl necklace.
While a relatively newer addition to the royal family, she is known to have had a close relationship with Philip in his alter years.
They often stood close to each other when the royals gathered on the Buckingham Palace balcony for Trooping of the Colour, and could be seen exchanging jokes on several occasions.
Royal family members begin arriving in numbers
Several royals have now arrived at Windsor Castle.
As well as Prince William and Kate, Prince Charles and Camilla, Mike and Zara Tindall have been spotted being driving into the Castle.
Princess Alexandra, Princess Beatrice, Edoardo Mozzi and Countess Mountbatten have also arrived.
Kylie Minogue shares a tribute to Prince Philip
Kylie Minogue has shared photographs from her meeting with the Duke of Edinburgh, ahead of his funeral.
The Australian singer met the duke at Windsor Castle in 2017, when he presented her with the Britain-Australia Society Award for 2016.
Philip, who died last week at the age of 99, was patron of the Britain-Australia Society.
Minogue shared photos of them together on Twitter, including one of them laughing as he handed her the certificate.
She wrote: “RIP HRH Prince Philip. What an honour it was to meet at Windsor Castle.”
The Britain-Australia Society was established in 1971 by the prime ministers of Britain and Australia and works to advance the relationship between both countries.
The sun shines on well-wishers as they pay their respects to Philip
The Mirror’s Amy Sharpe is in Windsor among the mourners.
While most heeded the official advice to watch the Duke’s funeral on TV, some well-wishers turned out to pay their respects in the town where he spent much of his life with the Queen, she writes.
The sun shone and police lined the streets ahead of the 3pm service.
Artist Kaya Mar brought a portrait of the Duke of Edinburgh he painted last Friday on hearing news of his death. “He was like the glue that held the royal family together,” the 64-year-old, from London, said. “Colourful, outspoken – it is the end of an era and we will miss him very much.
Pensioner Geoff Try donned a hat and braces adorned with Union Jacks as he paid tribute. The retired travel boss, 89, was invited to dine with the Duke and 60 others at Windsor Castle seven years ago following years of charity work. He said: “A staff member introduced me and said ‘you must know Geoff, he’s lived here all his life’, and the Duke said: ‘I don’t know every bloody person in Windsor.’
“We laugh about it as it’s the sort of thing you would expect him to say.”
His wife of 60 years Fiona, 84, said years ago he and the Queen used to do their Christmas shopping in the town. “It was like they were ordinary residents of Windsor,” she said. “They used to ride out on the Long Walk and always smiled and said hello”.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has arrived
The Archbishop of Canterbury has arrived at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, ahead of Saturday afternoon’s service.
The Most Rev Justin Welby will preside over the funeral alongside the Dean of Windsor.
They will receive the coffin after the minute’s silence marking the start of the funeral.
Mourners line streets as royals arrive for Prince Philip’s funeral
Members of the public are lining the streets around Windsor Castle ahead of Prince Philip’s funeral this afternoon.
Just 30 mourners are permitted for the intimate service due to coronavirus restrictions, but this has not stopped a show of grief outside.
Prince William and Kate pictured arriving at Windsor Castle for service
Prince William and Kate Middleton have also arrived ahead of the 3pm service.
The couple will join royals to say an emotional farewelll to Prince Philip, who died at Windsor Castle aged 99.
Prince Charles and Camilla arrive at Windsor Castle ahead of funeral
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have arrived at Windsor Castle for the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh.
The heir-to-the-throne and wife Camilla are among just 30 mourners permitted at the intimate service, which will begin at 3pm.
Keir Starmer says thoughts with Queen and royal family on day of Prince Philip’s funeral
Labour leader Keir Starmer said his thoughts are with the Queen and royal family ahead of the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.
He tweeted: “Yesterday, I met inspiring young people completing the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
“They told me about the confidence, experience and skills they’ve gained thanks to the scheme.
“It’s a remarkable legacy for Prince Philip to leave our country.
“Today, my thoughts are with The Queen, everyone in the royal family and the British people who will be mourning and remembering Prince Philip.”
Latest pictures from Windsor as crowds gather to say farewell to Duke
These are the latest pictures from Windsor, just over two hours ahead of Prince Philip’s funeral.
The Due of Edinburgh will be laid to rest at a small service in line with coronavirus restrictions.
Large crowds have begun to gather outside Windsor Castle, where the Duke spent his final deaths before his death last week.
Queen ‘has spent much of last week alone’ as she prepares for Philip’s funeral
Since the royal’s death aged 99 last week , Queen Elizabeth has spoken to her children and grandchildren but is believed to have spent most of the time alone.
Though enforced by the pandemic this was also the monarch’s decision, it is reported.
“He always said she must carry on and I am sure that is exactly what she will do,” a royal source said today.
Soldiers pay moving tribute to ‘amazing servant to this country’ ahead of Duke’s funeral
Soldiers in the British Army have paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh, ahead of his funeral.
In a video shared on the army’s official Twitter account, one man said: “On Saturday when we fire the guns, it’s going to be an overwhelming feeling of sadness, because I think that is when it will hit us, why we are actually firing the guns.”
A fellow soldier said: “He has been an absolutely amazing servant to this country, the Commonwealth, what he has done.
“He has given his life, literally just given everything to the cause of being the right-hand person to Her Majesty the Queen.”
Another added: “We have selected a variety of music, which conveys many messages which embody the DoE’s life: service to the Queen, to the country and to the Commonwealth.
“I think the music for everybody conveys those messages of service and duty from a life that’s well-lived by the Duke of Edinburgh.”
Welsh First Minister sends wreath of flowers to Prince Philip’s funeral
First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford has sent a flower wreath to the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral to offer “sincere condolences” on behalf of the country.
The wreath, made out of white chrysanthemums and red roses, is accompanied by a short message written in English and Welsh by Mr Drakeford.
The message says: “On behalf of the government and people of Wales.
“Cydymdeimlad diffuant – Sincere condolences.”
Dean will pay tribute to Duke’s ‘kindness, humour and humanity’
The Dean of Windsor, in the Bidding, will pay tribute to Philip’s “kindness, humour and humanity”.
“With grateful hearts, we remember the many ways in which his long life has been a blessing to us,” he will say of Philip, who died aged 99 last Friday.
“We have been inspired by his unwavering loyalty to our Queen, by his service to the nation and the Commonwealth, by his courage, fortitude and faith.
“Our lives have been enriched through the challenges that he has set us, the encouragement that he has given us, his kindness, humour and humanity.”
Hundreds begin to gather to pay respects to Duke of Edinburgh
The early afternoon sunshine meant more people could be seen near to Windsor Castle ahead of the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.
A few members of the public walked around with flowers in their hands while others could be seen wearing custom face masks bearing Philip’s face.
However, the number of people is notably lower than the amount seen in previous royal events due to coronavirus restrictions.
Police officers on horseback have been seen walking through the town while there is an increased presence of ambulance staff.
Hundreds of people watched as the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery processed along the Long Walk up to Windsor Castle at midday.
Dozens of riders, wearing black, gold and red uniforms and carrying three guns, rode up to Cambridge Gate where tributes to the duke have been laid throughout the week.
Members of the regiment will fire minute guns from the east lawn of Windsor Castle as Prince Philip’s coffin is taken from the castle to the chapel.
Prince Philip’s coffin moved by bearer party to inner hall at Windsor Castle
The Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin, covered with a wreath, his sword, Naval cap and his personal standard, has been moved by a bearer party, from the Queen’s Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, from Windsor Castle’s private chapel to the inner hall ahead of his funeral.
Prince Philip had a close association with the regiment serving as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards for 42 years.
Punters pay tribute to Prince Philip outside Duke of Edinburgh pub
Locals at a pub called the Duke of Edinburgh have paid their respects to Prince Philip.
Punters stood silently outside the boozer in Royton, Greater Manchester, in memory of the royal.
Pubs were allowed to reopen for outdoor customers on Monday, but Covid restrictions mean people are not allowed to gather at Windsor, where the Duke will be laid to rest later.
The Queen’s quick response when Prince Philip snapped ‘Oh, do shut up, you silly woman’
Except the 94-year-old monarch and the 99-year-old Duke of Edinburgh weren’t just any old couple – and she let him know it.
On one occasion, Philip was overheard telling his wife of 73 years “Oh, do shut up, you silly woman”, the unnamed palace aide claims.
The monarch allegedly said as she replied to the nation’s longest-serving consort: “I am not a silly woman, I am the Queen.”
Latest pictures from Windsor with large ‘ring of steel’ armed police presence
Here are some of the latest pictures from Windsor ahead of the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.
A large police presence is visible ahead of the ceremony, with a “ring of steel” erected to protect mourning royals.
Members of the public have been asked not to congregate due to Covid restrictions, but flowers have been left outside the castle.