Adoration and expletives ahead of royal funeral

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The queen, her eldest son and heir Prince Charles and other senior royals will pay their last respects to Philip on Saturday (April 17) at a ceremonial funeral at Windsor Castle.

Millions are expected to watch the funeral on television.

In the East End, though, there was a clear generational divide: elderly residents expressed adoration for the royals, while younger residents said they felt little connection to most of the family.

Elderly residents were clear about their respect for the monarchy.

Philip's dedication to his duty earned him widespread popularity in Britain, but he was also criticized by some, especially the younger generation, for a number of off-the-cuff racist or abrupt comments which shocked princes, priests, and presidents.