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Remembering Prince Philip

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Prince Charles publicly paid tribute to his father.

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KEITH JONES: We're remembering Prince Philip this morning. Prince Charles publicly paid tribute to his father, and gun salutes all across the United Kingdom marked the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. Buckingham Palace announced his funeral will take place next Saturday. CBS4's Ian Lee reports from London.

IAN LEE: Across the UK, gun salutes and moments of silence as the nation mourns the death of Prince Philip. On Saturday, Prince Charles praised his father for 70 years of devoted service to the queen, the royal family, Britain, and the Commonwealth.

PRINCE CHARLES: As you can imagine, my family and I miss my father enormously. He was a much loved and appreciated figure.

IAN LEE: It was Prince Charles' first public statement since his father, married to Queen Elizabeth for more than seven decades, died Friday at the age of 99. Buckingham Palace says the Duke of Edinburgh's ceremonial royal funeral is set for next Saturday.

PRINCE CHARLES: My-- my dear Papa was a-- was a very special person who I think, above all else, would have been amazed by the reaction and the touching things that have been said about him.

IAN LEE: Prince Philip will be interred in the Royal Vault at St. George's Chapel in Windsor. On Saturday, crowds paid their respects at Buckingham Palace.

- I think that it is fair to say he was my hero.

IAN LEE: And Windsor Castle.

KERRY SOUTHWORTH: He faced so much criticism, and he handled it spectacularly. He was-- for me, he was the image of the monarchy and the image of that stability.

IAN LEE: Queen Elizabeth has approved eight days of national mourning, and the royal family will observe two weeks of mourning. Ian Lee, CBS News, London.

KEITH JONES: We're told this won't be a state funeral, following Prince Philip's wishes. It will celebrate and reflect a life of service. The palace said the service will be held in line with COVID-19 guidelines.