Downing Street has revealed how Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to observe and mark the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral.

It comes as the Archbishop of Canterbury says he hopes the nation would offer their prayers and condolences to the Queen during the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, rather than speculate on her wellbeing.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson left a wreath for the Duke of Edinburgh and said that the nation owes more than words can say. A handwritten message was placed with the PM's tribute outside St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle. It read: 'In grateful memory of a man to whom the nation owes more than words can say.

'Sent on behalf of the nation. ‘From the Prime Minister'.

Mr Johnson will watch Prince Philip's funeral from his Chequers country residence, after indicating that he will not attend in person to allow more space for family.  Mr Johnson left London to relax at the 16th century Buckinghamshire mansion, complete with a tennis court and indoor heated swimming pool. The Prime Minister turned down an invitation to Prince Philip's funeral at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle to allow more members of the Royal Family to attend.