Philip’s gloves, whip and cap taken into Windsor Castle in moving pictures

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Prince Philip’s gloves, whip and cap have been taken into Windsor Castle ahead of the duke’s funeral.

Some of his ponies drew a carriage into the castle grounds as other senior royals arrived for the ceremony.

It is due to begin at 3pm after a national minute’s silence.

Just 30 guests will be attending owing to coronavirus restrictions, including senior royals and a handful of foreign dignitaries.

Large crowds have already started to gather outside the castle despite earlier warnings from police.

Grenadier Guardsmen carrying the duke’s coffin emerged from the castle’s state entrance as the funeral to began.

Royals are following the coffin as it is drawn into St George’s Chapel – including Prince Harry and Prince William.

However, they are separated by their cousin Peter Phillips.

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It is the first time the brothers have been pictured together since March 2020, before Harry relocated to the US.

Also in the procession are the Earl of Wessex, Duke of York, Vice Admiral Tim Lawrence and the Earl of Snowdon.

Philip's coffin was draped with his personal standard.

It pays tribute to his heritage as a Prince of Greece and Denmark, his family name and royal his Edinburgh title.

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Members of the Royal Family already at St George’s Chapel watched from the Galilee Porch entrance and bowed their heads as the procession passed.

The Queen’s vehicle stopped at the entrance and she joined the other mourners.

The Rifles Guard of Honour, positioned in Horseshoe Cloister, gave a royal salute and the national anthem was played as the funeral procession approached the West Steps of St George's Chapel.

As the Land Rover hearse stopped a Royal Navy piping party piped the Still, and a bearer party of Royal Marines lifted the coffin from the vehicle.

Mourners lined up outside the castle and paused for the silence, while others on the nearby Long Walk did the same.

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People were seen holding Union flags, partners wore matching hats while others clutched flowers.

Armed officers stationed above surrounding buildings watched on as the crowd joined the nation in paying tribute to the Queen's husband.

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