Prince Charles spotted in floods of tears as future King leaves Windsor Castle

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PRINCE Charles appeared tearful as he was pictured leaving Windsor Castle today.

Members of the Royal Family have been rallying around the 94-year-old monarch as she grieves for the Duke of Edinburgh.

Philip died peacefully aged 99 at Windsor Castle last Friday, just two months before his 100th birthday.

The Duke’s funeral will take place at St George’s Chapel on Saturday.

Earlier today, Charles and his wife Camilla made their first joint public appearance since Philip’s death.

The heir to the throne and the Duchess of Cornwall made an emotional visit to Marlborough House – the home of the Commonwealth – in central London, where floral tributes laid at the gates of Buckingham Palace are brought each evening.

Charles and Camilla stopped to look at the bouquets of flowers left by those wanting to honour Philip.

Tributes included a model of a Land Rover similar to the one that will bear Philip’s coffin on Saturday, with the words “The Duke R.I.P” on the roof.

Next to it, a card from “Marian & Marum” read: “Your memory will never fade. Rest in Peace.”

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Philip died peacefully aged 99 at Windsor Castle last Friday, just two months before his 100th birthday (Image: BUCKINGHAM PALACE)

Another card read: “Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow. You are in our prayers.”

One said: “HRH A True Gentleman. Thank you for your devoted service to our country. We shall miss you.”

Some notes were written for the Queen: “Sending our love and condolences on the loss of your beloved Prince Philip, yours always, love Layla, Lis and Neil xxxx.”

One card quoted the monarch’s famous comment about Philip: “We are so sorry for your profound loss, Your Majesty’s ‘strength and stay’ will endure in our hearts always.”

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Charles and Camilla made their first joint public appearance since Philip’s death (Image: GETTY)

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The heir to the throne and the Duchess of Cornwall made an emotional visit to Marlborough House (Image: GETTY)

Members of the public had been asked not to lay flowers due to coronavirus restrictions but many have still decided to leave bouquets.

To avoid them becoming a spectacle that might attract a crowd, the tributes have been gathered up and brought to Marlborough House, just off The Mall.

It was a fitting place for the flowers to be kept given Philip’s long association with the Commonwealth.

Speaking from his Gloucestershire home Highgrove on Saturday, Charles paid tribute to his father.

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Charles looked emotional during the visit to Marlborough House (Image: GETTY)

He said: “I particularly wanted to say that my father, for I suppose the last 70 years, has given the most remarkable, devoted service to the Queen, to my family and to the country, but 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 and apart from anything else, I can imagine, he would be so deeply touched by the number of other people here and elsewhere around the world and the Commonwealth, who also, I think, 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 and from that point of view we are, my family, deeply grateful for all that. It will sustain us in this particular loss and at this particularly sad time. Thank you.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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