The Death of Prince Philip

Tributes at Buckingham Palace

9 April 2021

On Friday 9 April, Buckingham Palace announced that the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip had passed away aged 99. News alerts flashed up on mobile phone screens around the world, and in the United Kingdom, TV and radio broadcasts were interrupted as the National Anthem was played before the announcement was read out.

Within an hour of the news breaking, people began to arrive at Buckingham Palace. These photographs were taken across that day as people gathered outside the gates of Buckingham Palace to lay flowers, pay their respects, and take the moment in.

The Union Jack above the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office is lowered to half-mast

Floral tributes left against the fence around Buckingham Palace

Dramatic evening light illuminates the Victoria Memorial

Floral tributes left for Prince Philip against the fence of Buckingham Palace

A group of young men leave flowers outside Buckingham Palace

Broadcasters reporting from the Victoria Memorial, opposite Buckingham Palace

The front page of the London Evening Standard attached to floral tributes

People sat on the Victoria Memorial as the last of the day’s sun dissapeared

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