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Troops prepare for final salute

Crowds today gathered to watch as members of the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery rode to Windsor Castle in preparation for the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral. 

Dozens of riders carrying three guns rode along the Long Walk up to Cambridge Gate where tributes to Prince Philip have been laid following news of the Duke's death last Friday.

His funeral will take place at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle at 3pm on Saturday. It is understood a reduced guest list will be in attendance due to Covid-19 restrictions which limit numbers to 30. 

Members of the King's Troop will fire minute guns from the east lawn of Windsor Castle as the Duke's coffin is taken from the castle to St George's Chapel. 

Dozens of riders carrying three guns rode along the Long Walk up to Cambridge Gate - where tributes to Prince Philip have been laid following news of the Duke's death last Friday

His funeral will take place at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle at 3pm on Saturday. It is expected a reduced guest list will be in attendance due to Covid-19 restrictions which limit numbers to 30

The guns will fire for the duration of the procession, and the Curfew Tower Bell will toll.

Scores of Britons, some sitting with picnic lunches, watched on today as the riders rehearsed for Saturday's procession.  

They began at Combermere Barracks and entered the Long Walk from Albert Road, with photographs also capturing soldiers from the Household Division Foot Guards Regimental Band marching outside Windsor Castle.  

Members of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment were pictured on horseback near to the Berkshire palace as they rehearsed for the procession, which will be televised live on BBC One from 12.30pm on Saturday.

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