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Charles and Camilla view Prince Philip tributes at Marlborough House

Charles and Camilla’s tears for Philip: Emotional royal couple are moved as they inspect sea of floral tributes at Marlborough House Gardens where flowers left outside Buckingham Palace by the public have been moved

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Prince Charles and Camilla appeared emotional today as they went to see flowers and tributes at Marlborough House laid in tribute to Prince Philip following his death aged 99 six days ago.

The flowers and condolence messages were moved from outside Buckingham Palace and the Royal Parks to the nearby private gardens at Marlborough House, which is the headquarters of Commonwealth Foundation.

A Clarence House spokesman said: ‘Today, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited Marlborough House Gardens to view a selection of flowers left by members of the public in memory of The Duke of Edinburgh.

‘The flowers and condolence messages have been moved from outside Buckingham Palace and within the Royal Parks to the private gardens at Marlborough House.

‘The Royal Parks will continue to move the flowers during this period of National Mourning. Marlborough House Gardens was chosen so as not to encourage crowds from gathering outside The Royal Palaces due to Covid-19.’

Marlborough House on Pall Mall in London is the international headquarters of the Commonwealth Secretariat and Commonwealth Foundation, and was built for Sarah Churchill, the first Duchess of Marlborough, and in 1711. 

The building later became a royal palace and has been a residence for dowager queens, princes, dukes and duchesses over the years. It became the Commonwealth’s headquarters in 1959 at the request of the Queen.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visit the gardens of Marlborough House in London this morning

The Prince of Wales appears emotional as he views the tributes with the Duchess of Cornwall at Marlborough House today

The Prince of Wales appears emotional as he views the tributes with the Duchess of Cornwall at Marlborough House today

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visit the gardens of Marlborough House today to view the flowers and messages

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visit the gardens of Marlborough House today to view the flowers and messages

The Prince of Wales surveys the tributes as he visits the gardens of Marlborough House in London to view the flowers

The Prince of Wales surveys the tributes as he visits the gardens of Marlborough House in London to view the flowers

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visit the gardens of Marlborough House in London today to view the flowers

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visit the gardens of Marlborough House in London today to view the flowers

Prince Charles looks at flowers and messages today which were left by members of the public outside Buckingham Palace

Prince Charles looks at flowers and messages today which were left by members of the public outside Buckingham Palace

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visit the gardens of Marlborough House in London today to view the flowers

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visit the gardens of Marlborough House in London today to view the flowers

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall look at messages about Philip on a bench at Marlborough House today

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall look at messages about Philip on a bench at Marlborough House today

The Prince of Wales appears emotional at the gardens of Marlborough House in London to view the flowers today

The Prince of Wales appears emotional at the gardens of Marlborough House in London to view the flowers today

The Duchess of Cornwall visits the gardens of Marlborough House in London today as she looks at a Land Rover tribute

The Duchess of Cornwall visits the gardens of Marlborough House in London today as she looks at a Land Rover tribute

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall look at the flowers today which have been moved to Marlborough House

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall look at the flowers today which have been moved to Marlborough House

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall view a selection of flowers today that have been left by members of the public

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall view a selection of flowers today that have been left by members of the public

EMBARGOED TO 1100 THURSDAY APRIL 15The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visit the gardens of Marlborough House, London, to view the flowers and messages left by members of the public outside Buckingham Palace following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh on April 10. Picture date: Thursday April 15, 2021. PA Photo. See PA story FUNERAL Philip. Photo credit should read: Jeremy Selwyn/Evening Standard/PA Wire

EMBARGOED TO 1100 THURSDAY APRIL 15The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visit the gardens of Marlborough House, London, to view the flowers and messages left by members of the public outside Buckingham Palace following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh on April 10. Picture date: Thursday April 15, 2021. PA Photo. See PA story FUNERAL Philip. Photo credit should read: Jeremy Selwyn/Evening Standard/PA Wire

Flowers, tributes and messages left by members of the public outside Buckingham Palace following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh are now on display in the gardens of Marlborough House in London, pictured today

Flowers, tributes and messages left by members of the public outside Buckingham Palace following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh are now on display in the gardens of Marlborough House in London, pictured today

Flowers, tributes and messages left by members of the public have been moved to Marlborough House in London today

Flowers, tributes and messages left by members of the public have been moved to Marlborough House in London today

Prince Philip tributes

Prince Philip tributes

Notes, pictures and a model Land Rover left as part of tributes to Prince Philip which are at Marlborough House today

Notes left by members of the public outside Buckingham Palace  which have been moved to Marlborough House today

Notes left by members of the public outside Buckingham Palace  which have been moved to Marlborough House today

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