Here's How London's Black Cabs Honored the Late Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
English journalist Piers Morgan shared a video of London's Cab taxi drivers paying tribute to the fallen royal member Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, on social media.
Piers Morgan posted the video on Instagram, which showed the drivers parked on each side of the road lined up to honor the Queen's husband, Prince Philip. Morgan praised the drivers for their commendable efforts.
“Amazing…London’s Black Cab drivers lining the entire length of the Mall to pay their respects to Prince Philip. This is why they’re the best cabbies in the world,” Morgan captioned his post.
The footage showed some taxi drivers sitting in their cabs while others stood outside. The drivers parked in two columns along the thoroughfare, which links Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace.
Fellow British natives could not be prouder, and in awe of the heartwarming gesture, the drivers created and took to the comments sections to express their emotions.
While most Instagram users commended the drivers for paying homage to the Duke in that manner, others were pleased to see the unity for Brits to stand together in such a difficult time.
According to the Daily Mail, dozens of London cabs lined The Mall just hours after the Duke’s death was announced. The royal himself used to travel using a taxi around the capital for fun.
Hundreds of people have traveled to Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace to pay their respects to Prince Philip. Well-wishers lined the street outside Windsor Castle as crowds of mourners were escorted by police to lay flowers and share messages of support to the Royal family.
However, the Royal family has requested members of the public to consider making a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes in memory of His Royal Highness.
Public figures, including Morgan, have reacted to the news of the Duke's passing. The former presenter of “Good Morning Britain called Prince Philip a “truly great Briton.”
His former colleague, Susana Reid, tweeted that the Duke's passing is a huge loss for his wife, Her Majesty, and his family since he had been her constant and steadfast support.
UK Labor party leader Keir Starmer called Prince Philip an “extraordinary public servant.” Starmer mentioned how the royal dedicated his life to their country, from his distinguished career in the Royal Navy to serve as the Duke of Edinburgh for decades.
Prince Philip died on the morning of April 9 at Windsor Castle, at the age of 99. According to Hello magazine, his funeral will be held on April 17. Meanwhile, his grandson is preparing to attend his burial.
Prince Harry will be flying in from his home new home in Santa Barbara to attend the funeral. However, he must quarantine first for several days after entering the UK.
The implemented period usually is ten days, but it would mean the Duke of Sussex would miss the funeral. Therefore, according to government guidance, there is an exception that allows individuals to leave isolation without completing the entire period on the grounds of compassion.