The casket carrying Prince Philip arrived at a fortified castle in Windsor on Saturday morning in preparation for his funeral after noon.
Higher security measures include roofs installed on rooftops, and hundreds of officers wearing purple vests stationed throughout the city, in what local reports refer to as a “Steel Ring” in place for the mandate of the Duke of Edinburgh.
Police are ready to begin closing streets if the crowd begins to gather, despite warnings urging the public to stay away.
Armed cops wearing armor – not a typical sight in Britain – patrolled the historic city and police boats moved up and down the River Thames, The Sun said. Police have also sent divers into the canals near the castle, where Prince Philip will be buried in St George’s Chapel.
The charge was moved at 11 a.m. by a party from the Queen’s Company, the 1st Grenadier Guard Battalion to the royal residence, according to The Sun.. Prince Philip he served as a colonel in the Grenadier Guards for 42 years.