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Longest Daily Mail newspaper in history at 144 pages rolls off the printing presses

Longest Daily Mail newspaper in history at 144 pages rolls off the printing presses as Britain mourns the death of Prince Philip

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Today’s Daily Mail is the largest in the paper’s history with 144 pages – much of which features the Duke of Edinburgh who died yesterday morning at Windsor Castle, aged 99. 

Prince Philip was married to Queen Elizabeth II for more than 70 years. Across the nation, eight days of mourning began when the sad news was announced shortly after noon yesterday. 

Today’s paper features his wonderful life story and military career, including front-line service during World War Two.

Such were his skills and bravery, Philip was once tipped to ascend to the highest ranks in the Admiralty, until he sacrificed his own career to embark on a different, but equally vital one of public service. 

A series of tributes are contained in today’s record-breaking edition. 

Here is a look at the newspaper rolling off the printing presses overnight: 

Today’s Daily Mail is the largest edition in the paper’s history featuring 144 pages including a magical souvenir magazine

The unrivaled coverage features hundreds of photographs, including pictures of the Duke of Edinburgh with his wife

The unrivaled coverage features hundreds of photographs, including pictures of the Duke of Edinburgh with his wife

The Duke, who died yesterday aged 99, spent the final few weeks of his life with his wife at Windsor Castle

The Duke, who died yesterday aged 99, spent the final few weeks of his life with his wife at Windsor Castle 

A printer checks one of the pages featuring two portraits of the couple in today's edition of the Daily Mail

A printer checks one of the pages featuring two portraits of the couple in today’s edition of the Daily Mail 

Today's paper was produced using metal sheets, pictured here are the front and back pages

Today’s paper was produced using metal sheets, pictured here are the front and back pages

The metal sheets are placed onto drums which are then coated in ink which is transferred onto newsprint

The metal sheets are placed onto drums which are then coated in ink which is transferred onto newsprint

A printer fixes the pages in place before the print run is started, firing off thousands of copies every few minutes

A printer fixes the pages in place before the print run is started, firing off thousands of copies every few minutes 

Inside today's paper, tributes come from across the nation as millions of Britons go into mourning at the Prince's death

Inside today’s paper, tributes come from across the nation as millions of Britons go into mourning at the Prince’s death  

All the Royal stories that were fit to print went into today's record-breaking 144-page edition of the Daily Mail

All the Royal stories that were fit to print went into today’s record-breaking 144-page edition of the Daily Mail 

Britons laid floral tributes to the prince as the nation came together to commemorate his long life of public service and duty

Britons laid floral tributes to the prince as the nation came together to commemorate his long life of public service and duty

The back page of today's Daily Mail features a photograph of Prince Philip tipping his bowler hat

The back page of today’s Daily Mail features a photograph of Prince Philip tipping his bowler hat 

The bundles of the paper were rushed off the presses so they could be distributed across the nation overnight

The bundles of the paper were rushed off the presses so they could be distributed across the nation overnight 

Thousands of copies of the Daily Mail packed with features, analysis and comment were printed every few minutes

Thousands of copies of the Daily Mail packed with features, analysis and comment were printed every few minutes 

Workers in the printing press made some final quality checks before the papers were loaded into delivery trucks

Workers in the printing press made some final quality checks before the papers were loaded into delivery trucks 

Buckingham Palace announced Prince Philip's death shortly after noon yesterday beginning the period of mourning

Buckingham Palace announced Prince Philip’s death shortly after noon yesterday beginning the period of mourning

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