Transcript for Tributes pour in following death of Prince Philip
Well now to our "Gma" cover story, tributes pouring in overnight following the death of prince Philip, the husband of queen Elizabeth and the father of future monarch prince Charles passed away yesterday at the age of 99. Maggie Rulli joins us outside Buckingham palace with more. Good morning, Maggie. Reporter: Hey, Eva, good morning. This past hour we've been hearing gun salutes across the country in honor of prince Philip. Outside Windsor castle there is a growing memorial and here at Buckingham palace, you can see behind me it's just been a constant stream of people, and it's been like this since yesterday. Overnight, all day today and it shows no sign of slowing dn. This morning, a nation and the world remembering a man who dedicated his life to service and his country. 99 tolls at Westminster abbey, one for each year of his full life. The traditional announcement brought to the palace Gates. At Buckingham palace, a constant stream of people paying their respects. Although he's not necessarily been a king, we've all looked at him upon as a king. Reporter: His children speaking out. You ask anybody who had the privilege of listening to him speak or any of the events that he hosted, it was always his humor that came through and the twinkle in his eye. Reporter: ABC news has learned prince Charles visited the queen at Windsor castle shortly after his father's passing. I think he'd probably want to be remembered as an individual in his own right really. Reporter: Reaction to Philip's passing pouring in from around the world. President Biden sending his deepest condolences from the American people. The longest serving royal spouse, Philip has stood by the queen through 73 years of marriage. Treated everybody as an individual and gave them the respect that he felt that they were due as individuals. Reporter: And we now know Edward has also visited Windsor castle and we saw him there this morning with his wife Sophie. The two were there to support their mom, the queen, who, guys, can't help but think about this morning as we're all grieving and mourning the loss of prince Philip. Now the queen is ruling this country for the first time without her partner by her side. Guys. Yeah, our thoughts with her this morning as well. Thank you, Maggie. Joining us now is our royal contributor Victoria Murphy. Thanks so much for being with us, Victoria. I'm curious, what is the latest that we're hearing from Buckingham palace about the duke of Edinburgh's funeral service? Hi there. Good morning. We know that the queen has been reviewing those funeral plans which have been in place for many years but now will have to change quite dramatically because of the covid pandemic. There was never a plan for a state funeral. That was never Philip's wishes but there were plans for ceremonial elements, some elements involving the military and original plans for crowds to gather, which are now not going to happen, because the royal family has been very clear prioritizing the covid relief effort should be the priority. We'll see them stick to that legal limit of only 30 people, no more than 30 at a funeral, and they're continuing to ask people not to gather, not to lay flowers and to consider making charity donations instead. We've seen tributes pouring in from around the world celebrating prince Philip as the patriarch of the royal family. Tell us how his passing is bringing the family together Well, we're absolutely seeing all the royal family really rally around the queen. We've had prince Charles visiting yesterday and we've had prince Edward and his wife Sophie visiting today. We saw statements being put out on behalf of the whole royal family including Harry and Meghan which, of course, hasn't always been the case over every topic recently. So really united together really wanting to support the queen together at this very difficult time. Victoria, thanks so much for being with us. Let's get a check of our
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