Watch the moment Portsmouth Naval Base paid tribute to Prince Philip with a 41-gun salute

A video has captured the moment a gun salute was fired in tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh.

Saturday, 10th April 2021, 1:10 pm

Prince Philip died peacefully in his sleep at Windsor Castle on Friday aged 99.

Gun salutes have been fired across across the UK, in Gibraltar and at sea to mark his death starting at noon.

Portsmouth Naval Base was among the locations taking part in the 41 gun salute, while salutes were also due to take place on on ships at sea including Portsmouth-based HMS Diamond and HMS Montrose.

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Crowds gather in Bath Square, Old Portsmouth, to watch the salute. Picture: Alan Cooper

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You can watch the gun salute in a video at the top of this article – also visit our Facebook page to watch live footage from the tribute.

Crowds gathered down at Bath Square in Old Portsmouth to witness the tribute to the duke.

Details of the duke’s funeral, due to take place at St George’s Chapel, are also expected to be released this weekend – but the ongoing lockdown in England will affect plans.

Philip, famously described by the Queen as her “constant strength and guide”, was known to have wanted a minimum of fuss at his funeral.

Buckingham Palace said: ‘During the coronavirus pandemic, and in light of current Government advice and social distancing guidelines, modified funeral and ceremonial arrangements for His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh are being considered by Her Majesty The Queen. Details will be confirmed in due course.’

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