Royal fans defy ‘stay away’ warning to pay tribute to Prince Philp
Royal fans have spoken of wanting to “be there” for the Queen by paying tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh in Windsor during his funeral, despite being warned not to gather.
Hundreds congregated outside Windsor Castle on Saturday to pay their respects to Philip as he was laid to rest at St George’s Chapel in the castle grounds.
Thames Valley Police had warned people stay away, and only a few were present in the town during the morning.
However, as the day went on, hundreds arrived in the sunshine to pay tribute, wearing Philip-themed clothing, waving Union flags and holding flowers.
At 3pm the crowd joined the nation for a minute of silence before briefly applauding.
Among them was artist Kaya Mar, 65, who stood alongside an oil painting of Philip that he created last week.
A group of people could also be seen wearing custom face masks bearing Philip’s face.
Leisha Brace told the PA news agency: “We’re down here because we love the duke and he’s very important to us in the UK.
“We’re here to support the Queen and the royal…