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Britain In Week Of National Mourning Following Death Of Prince Phillip

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CBS4's Ian Lee has more from London.

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- Britain is in a week of national mourning to remember the life of Prince Philip. The Duke of Edinburgh died on Friday at the age of 99.

- CBS 4's Ian Lee is in London with a look ahead to his funeral next weekend.

IAN LEE: A spring snow fell at Windsor Castle, an unusual sight at a heartbreaking time.

- It makes you feel heavy, heavy. It's so sad.

IAN LEE: Queen Elizabeth is in seclusion, describing the loss of Prince Philip as a huge void in her life.

- Fire.

- Fire.

IAN LEE: Fitting tributes echoed across the UK over the weekend as the nation honored a man who served his queen and country.

PRINCE CHARLES: As you can imagine, my family and I miss my father enormously.

IAN LEE: The funeral will be held on Saturday at St. George's Chapel here at Windsor Castle. The palace had intended to invite around 800 people, but because of COVID restrictions, just 30 will attend. Prince Harry will be among them. He flew back to the UK from California.

But Meghan's pregnancy means she won't join him. Just weeks ago, the couple gave a bombshell interview to Oprah, alleging racism in the royal family.

WESLEY KERR: I think Harry will be greeted as a very, very close family member by his granny, by his father, by his brother, and by his cousins.

IAN LEE: Royal watchers say such a big loss may bring healing.

WESLEY KERR: I think togetherness, especially at the funeral of a great patriarch, I think is going to be the key thing.

IAN LEE: The service will be broadcast live around the world, with Prince Charles and his sons William and Harry walking behind the coffin. Prince Philip's body will be brought to the chapel in a modified Land Rover, which he designed before his death. Ian Lee, CBS News, London.

- And Prince Harry released a statement about the loss of his grandfather saying, quote, "He was my grandpa, master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right to the end."