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Royal Navy ships fire at sea
Royal Navy ships at sea have fired the salute in honour of the duke, who served as a naval officer during World War Two and held the office of Lord High Admiral.
HMS Diamond is off the south coast, having left Portsmouth yesterday and HMS Montrose is in the Gulf.
We will be getting pictures back from sea soon but here's the scene at HMNB Portsmouth.
The Duke of Edinburgh's coffin will be transported in a ceremonial procession to his funeral on a Land Rover he helped to design.
It is a fitting tribute to Philip, who was known for his practical skills and his enduring interest in design and engineering.
The purpose-built Land Rover was specially modified to carry a coffin in a project that the Duke helped with many years ago.
The vehicle will process slowly through the grounds of Windsor Castle ahead of the duke's funeral on Saturday at St George's Chapel.
A bearer party from the Grenadier Guards will place the coffin on the Land Rover at the state entrance of the castle, before the vehicle begins the eight-minute journey at walking pace to the west steps of the chapel.
It will be flanked by pall bearers reflecting the duke's special relationships with the military - the Royal Marines, Regiments, Corps and Air Stations.
Immediately behind the Land Rover, the Prince of Wales and other members of the royal family, likely to be the duke's other children and some of his grandchildren, will proceed on foot.
The Land Rover's poignant role in the funeral proceedings always formed part of Operation Forth Bridge - the codename given to the plans following Philip's death.
A senior Palace official said: 'The Duke of Edinburgh had a hand many years ago in the design of these vehicles.' The official added that there were two Land Rovers for 'belt and braces'.
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