London's Famous Landmark Piccadilly Circus Pays Tribute To Prince Philip With Giant Billboard — See Photos

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Apr. 9 2021, Updated 6:34 p.m. ET

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London's famous Piccadilly Circus honored Prince Philip with a giant billboard in the middle of the city on Friday, April 9 — the same day that he passed away

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Earlier that day, the palace announced the sad news via social media

“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle,” the statement read. “The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss. Further announcements will be made in due course.”

The Duke — who was set to turn 100 in June — was admitted to the hospital in February after feeling unwell. It was later revealed that he underwent heart surgery but was on the mend. 

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In mid-March, Philip was released from the hospital after a 28-day stay — his longest ever. 

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Scroll through the gallery below to see the sweet memorial. 

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The huge sign reads, "His Royal Highness Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021."

In 2000, Philip said he had "no desire whatsoever" to turn 100 years old

“I can’t imagine anything worse,” the late prince said at the time. “Bits of me are falling off already.”

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Philip's wife of 73 years, Queen Elizabeth, is mourning her husband for eight days and will not partake in royal duties in the time frame. The funeral doesn't have a date yet, but it will most likely be a small ceremony with friends and family. 

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Despite Prince Harry and Meghan Markle bashing the royal family during their tell-all with Oprah Winfrey, it seems like the red-headed royal is taking the trip across the pond. 

“Harry was extremely close to his grandfather,” a royal source told The Post. “He will, of course, be there, no matter how difficult relations are between the Sussexes and the family.”

However, it's unclear if Meghan — who is pregnant — will be able to make the trip overseas. 

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