Prince Charles and Camilla make emotional visit to look at flowers and tributes left for Prince Philip

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An emotional Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall visited Marlborough House Gardens to look at the flowers and tributes which have been left for Prince Philip.

Thousands of floral tributes have been left for the Duke of Edinburgh after he passed away aged 99 on 9 April.

The Prince of Wales, 72, and Camilla, 73, made the emotional visit on Thursday, during their first joint public appearance since his death.

Prince Charles looked emotional as he looked upon the sea of tributes, while Camilla wiped away a tear from her eye during the visit.

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A Clarence House spokesman said: "Today, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited Marlborough House Gardens to view a selection of flowers left by members of the public in memory of The Duke of Edinburgh.

"The flowers and condolence messages have been moved from outside Buckingham Palace and within The Royal Parks to the private gardens at Marlborough House.

"The Royal Parks will continue to move the flowers during this period of National Mourning. Marlborough House Gardens was chosen so as not to encourage crowds from gathering outside The Royal Palaces due to Covid-19."

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While the public have been asked not to lay flowers to prevent any possible breach of Covid-19 guidelines, many touching flowers and tributes have been left by mourners.

Among the floral tributes looked at by Charles and Camilla, there was a small model of a Land Rover, which is similar to the one that will bear Prince Philip’s coffin on Saturday.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral will take place at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, on Saturday.

Prince Charles paid an emotional tribute to his father after his death was announced.

Speaking to press from Windsor Castle, Charles said: "My father, I suppose the last 70 years, has given the most remarkable devoted service to the Queen, to my family, and to the country, and also to the whole of the Commonwealth.

“As you can imagine my family and I miss my father enormously, he was a much loved and appreciated figure.

"Apart from anything else, I can imagine him so deeply touched by the number of other people here, and elsewhere around the world and in the Commonwealth who also share our loss and our sorrow.

"My dear papa was a very special person who, I think above all else, would have been amazed by the reaction and the touching things that have been said about him.

He went on to say that for this he and his family were “deeply grateful”.

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