Crowds gather outside Buckingham Palace for Prince Philip

Prince Charles expressed his and the royal family’s gratitude to Prince Philip, who was married to Queen Elizabeth for 73 years.
3:00 | 04/11/21

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Overseas now and the outpouring of tributes for prince Philip. The 99-year-old husband of the queen who had recently been hospitalized dying yesterday at Windsor castle. Crowds gathering outside Buckingham palace, many leaving flowers. Prince Charles today paying tribute to his father and his years of service to the crown. The funeral set for next Saturday. Tonight we're learning his grandson prince Harry will attend without his wife Meghan who's expecting their second child. ABC's Maggie Rulli at Buckingham palace. Reporter: Tonight, as a nation mourns the loss of its prince, a son honors his father. My father, for I suppose the last 70 years, has given the most remarkable, devoted service to the queen, to my family, and to the country. As you can imagine, my family and I miss my father enormously. Reporter: Prince Charles expressing his gratitude on behalf of the royal family. My dear papa was a very special person who, I think above all else, would have been amazed by the reaction. Reporter: Across the country, gun salutes honoring the life of prince Philip, the queen's beloved husband of more than 70 years. A constant stream of mourners laying flowers outside the Gates of Buckingham palace. I think he'll be remembered as a public servant, an inspiration. Reporter: The royal family is urging those who wish to pay their respects to follow covid restrictions. The uk's lockdown turning the duke's funeral into a quieter family affair. The palace announcing that a maximum of just 30 guests will be allowed at his funeral, held next Saturday at St. George's chapel in Windsor. Prince Philip was known for his wicked sense of humor that at times led to controversy. He didn't suffer fools gladly. Reporter: And admired for his dedication to service, to his queen, and his country. Attending more than 22,000 solo engagements and 2,000 royal trips. My father was always a great source of support and encouragement. Reporter: Her majesty now a widow, without her strength and stay. Her children coming to her side. Prince Edward's wife sofie getting emotional as they left Windsor castle, telling reporters the queen has been amazing. Let's bring in Maggie Rulli outside Buckingham palace. We learned prince Harry will be attending the funeral, but without his wife. Reporter: Yeah, whit. Meghan is pregnant with the couple's second child and said the doctors advised her against traveling. But now we do know that Harry confirmed he'll be here in the uk for his grandfather's funeral. And whit, we know how close Harry was with his grandfather. Recently he shared a sweet story about how he and his grandfather would zoom together with baby Archie. Despite what's been a very public rift in this family, it seems Harry is putting that aside to come back here and celebrate his grandfather's life. A week of mourning ahead. Maggie Rulli, thank you.

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