Scenes around Windsor Castle as Prince Philip is laid to rest (LIVE) | USA TODAY

A week after his death, Prince Philip is being laid to rest Saturday with a funeral fit for a royal, but within the confines of Britain’s COVID-19 pandemic rules and in the "no fuss" manner the Duke of Edinburgh requested.

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The Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II for more than 70 years, offered a steady presence behind her at thousands of public events, becoming as familiar to the British people as the queen, if not always as beloved.

His death was marked with 41-gun salutes at locations across the United Kingdom, including the Tower of London and Edinburgh Castle, as well as in Gibraltar and on Royal Navy ships at sea.

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