Tributes keep pouring in for Prince Philip.
On Saturday April 10th, one day after his death, Queen Elizabeth the secondHis husband has been honored with gun salutes across the UK and overseas.
Around noon local time, British military batteries began firing 41 rounds per minute – in London, Wales, Edinburgh, Belfast and elsewhere – in honor of the Duke of Edinburgh, who was 99 years old at the time of his death.
Philip began his military career in 1939 as a cadet at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, and later served on warships during World War II. According to Reuters, he was participating in the Allied landings in Sicily and was in Tokyo Bay when Japan surrendered in 1945, the year the war ended.
Two years later, in 1947, Philip and the Queen were married in London. He left the Navy in 1951, concentrating entirely on his public duties after Elizabeth ascended the throne in 1952.