Pay tribute to Prince Philip here in moving online book of condolences

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Thousands of Brits are paying tribute to Prince Philip ahead of his funeral in an online book of condolences.

The Duke of Edinburgh passed away on April 9, aged 99, and the royals will bid him farewell at Windsor Castle on Saturday, April 16.

Family members afterwards paid tribute to Philip, with Prince Charles calling him my "Dear Papa" and Prince Harry describing him as a "legend of banter".

Others are now paying their respects in a book of condolences accessible here – with nearly 9,000 messages already posted.

Jacqueline Wisdom wrote: "What a man put his Queen and country first, I have admired Philip all my life he made me giggle with his naughtiest gaffes, RIP and God bless."

Jacqui and Alexis Carroll said: "Rest in peace, you will be very much missed by our wonderful country.

"You certainly showed us that, even though you were royalty, you were still just like the rest of us, down to Earth."

Gloria Groom added: "I was a little girl when I watched the coronation, Her Majesty and Prince Philip have been part of my life always.

"May God give Her Majesty strength at this sad time."

The Queen returned to royal duties just four days after the death of her husband, hosting a retirement ceremony for former Lord Chamberlain Earl Peel on April 13.

Prince Charles looked tearful as he read messages from well-wishers at Marlborough House Gardens, headquarters of the Commonwealth, on Thursday, April 15.

The Duke of Sussex is back in the country and staying with Princess Eugenie ahead of the funeral.

However, he andPrince William will not walk side by side during the procession.

Harry and William will instead be separated by their cousin Peter Philips, son of the Duke of Edinburgh’s daughter, Princess Anne.

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The trio will walk behind their grandfather’s coffin in line as it is taken into St George’s Chapel.

William will then move ahead of his brother as the Royal Family arrive at the chapel.

No members of the Royal Family will be able to wear military uniforms during the ceremony,The Sun earlier reported.

The order, said to be directly from the Queen, is reportedly designed to spare Harry embarrassment – as he is no longer a working royal.

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There was also said to be "serious Navy displeasure" after Prince Andrew reportedly asked to wear an admiral’s uniform.

A source close to Andrew told the Daily Mail that the reports were "speculation".

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