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Prince Philip: Stormont to fly Union flag at half mast until after funeral

Parliament Buildings at Stormont will fly the Union flag at half mast until after the funeral of Prince Philip, it has been confirmed.

Assembly Speaker Alex Maskey has outlined the arrangements for marking the death of the Duke of Edinburgh after he passed away at the age of the 99.

The Sinn Fein MLA said the Union flag would fly until 8am on the morning after the funeral, in line with official guidance.

Flags are already flying at half mast on Government buildings across the UK in tribute to the duke and will do so until the funeral takes place.

It is usually only flown from the Assembly on agreed designated days, but an exception has been made to mark the death of the duke.

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The Union flag flys at half mast from Parliament Buildings, Stormont. Photo: Alan Lewis

The Union flag flys at half mast from Parliament Buildings, Stormont. Photo: Alan Lewis

The Union flag flys at half mast from Parliament Buildings, Stormont. Photo: Alan Lewis

The date of the funeral has yet to be confirmed, but originally, it was due to be staged eight days after Prince Philip's death.

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The Assembly will also meet at 12pm on Monday for MLAs to pay tribute, after which business will adjourn for the remainder of the day.

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The Queen and Prince Philip at the Giant’s Causeway

The Queen and Prince Philip at the Giant’s Causeway

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File photo dated 20/11/1947 of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh leaving Westminster Abbey after their wedding ceremony. The Duke will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year, Buckingham Palace has announced. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday May 4, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Duke. Photo credit should read: PA Wire

File photo dated 20/11/1947 of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh leaving Westminster Abbey after their wedding ceremony. The Duke will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year, Buckingham Palace has announced. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday May 4, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Duke. Photo credit should read: PA Wire

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The Queen shakes hands with Martin McGuinness as Peter Robinson looks on at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, in 2012

The Queen shakes hands with Martin McGuinness as Peter Robinson looks on at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, in 2012

The royals enjoy the view on board the steam train from Coleraine to Bellarena

The royals enjoy the view on board the steam train from Coleraine to Bellarena

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The Queen's visit to Northern Ireland: August 1961. Prince Philip. Queen Elizabeth. Visit

The Queen's visit to Northern Ireland: August 1961.  Prince Philip.  
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The Queen's visit to Northern Ireland: August 1961. Prince Philip. Queen Elizabeth. Visit

QUEEN ELIZABETH VISIT TO COLERAINE, CO-DERRY, NI, 25-6-14
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are welcomed to Coleraine in Co-Derry on Wednesday as guests of the Royal British Legion. Both laid a poppy wreath at the War Memorial honouring the First World War dead. Thousands of people packed into the town centre for a glimpse of the Royals during their third day of engagements in Northern Ireland. Picture Margaret McLaughlin ©

QUEEN ELIZABETH VISIT TO COLERAINE, CO-DERRY, NI, 25-6-14 Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are welcomed to Coleraine in Co-Derry on Wednesday as guests of the Royal British Legion. Both laid a poppy wreath at the War Memorial honouring the First World War dead. Thousands of people packed into the town centre for a glimpse of the Royals during their third day of engagements in Northern Ireland. Picture Margaret McLaughlin ©

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The Queen meeting guests at a Garden Party in the grounds of Coleraine University on her visit Northern Ireland this afternoon. The Queen and Prince Philip attended a garden party, at the University of Ulster in Coleraine - hosted by Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain. It was being held in recognition of the work of the community and voluntary sector.

Alan Lewis - Photopress Belfast 1/5/07 Picture by Justin Kernoghan The Queen meeting guests at a Garden Party in the grounds of Coleraine University on her visit Northern Ireland this afternoon. The Queen and Prince Philip attended a garden party, at the University of Ulster in Coleraine - hosted by Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain. It was being held in recognition of the work of the community and voluntary sector.

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BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 27: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip,Duke of Edinburgh admire a gift held by Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson and watched by Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness during a visit to the Lyric Theatre on June 27, 2012 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  During the Queen's two day visit to Northern Ireland she held a hugely significant meeting with former IRA commander and deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, Martin McGuinness at the Lyric Theatre today. The Queen will also visit the newly opened Titanic Museum and the town of Enniskillen. (Photo by Paul Faith - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 27: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip,Duke of Edinburgh admire a gift held by Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson and watched by Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness during a visit to the Lyric Theatre on June 27, 2012 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. During the Queen's two day visit to Northern Ireland she held a hugely significant meeting with former IRA commander and deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, Martin McGuinness at the Lyric Theatre today. The Queen will also visit the newly opened Titanic Museum and the town of Enniskillen. (Photo by Paul Faith - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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The Queen and Prince Philip are welcomed by thousands of People in Enniskillen  during  a two-day visit to Northern Ireland as part of her Diamond Jubilee tour. The Queen has met relatives of the victims of an IRA bombing in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, 25 years ago , She will visit Belfast on Wednesdays and meet with deputy first minister Martin McGuinness 
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Pacemaker Press 26/6/2012 The Queen and Prince Philip are welcomed by thousands of People in Enniskillen during a two-day visit to Northern Ireland as part of her Diamond Jubilee tour. The Queen has met relatives of the victims of an IRA bombing in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, 25 years ago , She will visit Belfast on Wednesdays and meet with deputy first minister Martin McGuinness Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

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The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were at Stormont to mark her Diamond Jubilee. About 20,000 gathered in the grounds of Northern Ireland's seat of government to celebrate the monarch's 60-year reign.
The Queen and Prince Philip were driven through the estate in an open-topped vehicle, on the second day of her Jubilee tour in Northern Ireland.  A young boy pictured presenting the Queen with a posy during her visit.
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Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2012: The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were at Stormont to mark her Diamond Jubilee. About 20,000 gathered in the grounds of Northern Ireland's seat of government to celebrate the monarch's 60-year reign. The Queen and Prince Philip were driven through the estate in an open-topped vehicle, on the second day of her Jubilee tour in Northern Ireland. A young boy pictured presenting the Queen with a posy during her visit. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh meeting Tina Thompson the Widow of the late John Thompson QC who died following a tragic accident at sea while taking part in the 2007 Atlantic Race for Cursers. The meeting took place in the Belfast Harbour Commissioners Office  at an event hosted by friends of the Duke of Edinburgh  Award Scheme.Photo John Harrison.

John Harrison/Harrison Photography HRH The Duke of Edinburgh meeting Tina Thompson the Widow of the late John Thompson QC who died following a tragic accident at sea while taking part in the 2007 Atlantic Race for Cursers. The meeting took place in the Belfast Harbour Commissioners Office at an event hosted by friends of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.Photo John Harrison.

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visit the Curmlin Road Jail in North Belfast

Pictured:  Prince Philip waves to Royalists at the Crumlin Road Jail

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© Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 24th June 2014 Mandatory Credit - Kevin Scott / Presseye Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visit the Curmlin Road Jail in North Belfast Pictured: Prince Philip waves to Royalists at the Crumlin Road Jail Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye

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Prince Philip sniffs some ginger in St George's market, Belfast

Prince Philip sniffs some ginger in St George's market, Belfast

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Dean Kenneth Hall accompanies the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and Lord Anthony Hamilton during the 2012 Royal visit to Enniskillen

Dean Kenneth Hall accompanies the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and Lord Anthony Hamilton during the 2012 Royal visit to Enniskillen

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 27:  Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh are greeted by Michael Day (CEO of Historic Royal Palaces) upon their arrival to Hillsborough Castle on June 27, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  (Photo by Carrie Davenport/Getty Images)

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 27: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh are greeted by Michael Day (CEO of Historic Royal Palaces) upon their arrival to Hillsborough Castle on June 27, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Carrie Davenport/Getty Images)

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visit the Curmlin Road Jail in North Belfast. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visit the Curmlin Road Jail in North Belfast. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh carry a wreath during a service at the war memorial on June 25, 2014 in Coleraine. Pic Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh carry a wreath during a service at the war memorial on June 25, 2014 in Coleraine. Pic Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

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BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 25:  In this handout image provided by Harrison Photography, Queen Elizabeth II  and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh talk to Antiques Roadshow experts Hilary Kay, John Axford and Paul Atterbury at Hillsborough castle on June 25, 2014 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Royal party are visiting Northern Ireland for three days.  (Photo byAaron McCracken/Harrison Photography via Getty Images)

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 25: In this handout image provided by Harrison Photography, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh talk to Antiques Roadshow experts Hilary Kay, John Axford and Paul Atterbury at Hillsborough castle on June 25, 2014 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Royal party are visiting Northern Ireland for three days. (Photo byAaron McCracken/Harrison Photography via Getty Images)

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Queen Elizabeth II during a wreath laying ceremony marking the centenary of the First World War at Coleraine Town Hall on day three of the Royal visit to Northern Ireland.  Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Queen Elizabeth II during a wreath laying ceremony marking the centenary of the First World War at Coleraine Town Hall on day three of the Royal visit to Northern Ireland. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 23:  Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh are met by David Lindsay, Lord Lieutenant of County Down (L) as they arrive at Hillsborough Castle on June 23, 2014 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Royal party are visiting Northern Ireland for three days.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 23: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh are met by David Lindsay, Lord Lieutenant of County Down (L) as they arrive at Hillsborough Castle on June 23, 2014 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Royal party are visiting Northern Ireland for three days. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrives at the Titanic Building with Queen Elizabeth II on Day 2 of their visit to Northern Ireland on June 27, 2012 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrives at the Titanic Building with Queen Elizabeth II on Day 2 of their visit to Northern Ireland on June 27, 2012 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 23:  Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrive at Hillsborough Castle on June 23, 2014 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Royal party are visiting Northern Ireland for three days.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 23: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrive at Hillsborough Castle on June 23, 2014 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Royal party are visiting Northern Ireland for three days. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrive at Hillsborough Castle before attending a Garden Party on June 24, 2014 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo M T Hurson /Harrison Photography via Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrive at Hillsborough Castle before attending a Garden Party on June 24, 2014 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo M T Hurson /Harrison Photography via Getty Images)

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BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 27:  Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrive at the Lyric Theatre on June 27,2012 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Queen shook hands with Northern Ireland's deputy first minister and former IRA commander Martin McGuinness for the first time when they met inside the theatre.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 27: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrive at the Lyric Theatre on June 27,2012 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Queen shook hands with Northern Ireland's deputy first minister and former IRA commander Martin McGuinness for the first time when they met inside the theatre. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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Queen Elizabeth II, Theresa Villiers, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (L) and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh meet guests during a garden party in the grounds of Hillsborough Castle on June 24, 2014 near Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Royal party are visiting Northern Ireland for three days.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II, Theresa Villiers, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (L) and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh meet guests during a garden party in the grounds of Hillsborough Castle on June 24, 2014 near Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Royal party are visiting Northern Ireland for three days. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attend a garden party in the grounds of Hillsborough Castle on June 24, 2014 near Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Royal party are visiting Northern Ireland for three days.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attend a garden party in the grounds of Hillsborough Castle on June 24, 2014 near Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Royal party are visiting Northern Ireland for three days. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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ENNISKILLEN, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 26:  Queen Elizabeth II receives floral posies from wellwishers as she and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visit Macartin's Cathedral on June 26, 2012 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, on a Diamond Jubilee visit to Northern Ireland, are due to meet with former IRA leader and NI's Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

ENNISKILLEN, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 26: Queen Elizabeth II receives floral posies from wellwishers as she and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visit Macartin's Cathedral on June 26, 2012 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, on a Diamond Jubilee visit to Northern Ireland, are due to meet with former IRA leader and NI's Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip are shown pictures from a previous visit by the Queen in the 1960's by Mayor of North Down Alderman Leslie Cree at the Royal Ulster Yacht Club in Bangor this afternoon (Thursday) as part of her visit to Northern Ireland.Photo by Aaron McCracken/Harrisons

Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip are shown pictures from a previous visit by the Queen in the 1960's by Mayor of North Down Alderman Leslie Cree at the Royal Ulster Yacht Club in Bangor this afternoon (Thursday) as part of her visit to Northern Ireland.Photo by Aaron McCracken/Harrisons

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

File photo dated 12/06/16 of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, who will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year, Buckingham Palace has announced. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday May 4, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Duke. Photo credit should read: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire

File photo dated 12/06/16 of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, who will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year, Buckingham Palace has announced. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday May 4, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Duke. Photo credit should read: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire

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Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Honorary Life Member, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), unveils a plaque during the opening ceremony of the new Warner Stand at Lord's Cricket Ground in London on May 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Arthur EdwardsARTHUR EDWARDS/AFP/Getty Images

Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Honorary Life Member, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), unveils a plaque during the opening ceremony of the new Warner Stand at Lord's Cricket Ground in London on May 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Arthur EdwardsARTHUR EDWARDS/AFP/Getty Images

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(FILES) This file photo taken on June 06, 2015 shows Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arriving ahead of the racing on the second day of the Epsom Derby Festival in Surrey, southern England.
The Duke of Edinburgh, who is 95, will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year, Buckingham Palace has announced on May 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

(FILES) This file photo taken on June 06, 2015 shows Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arriving ahead of the racing on the second day of the Epsom Derby Festival in Surrey, southern England. The Duke of Edinburgh, who is 95, will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year, Buckingham Palace has announced on May 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

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FILE PHOTO: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh To Step Down From Royal Duties

FILE PHOTO: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh To Step Down From Royal Duties

FILE PHOTO: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh To Step Down From Royal Duties

FILE PHOTO: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh To Step Down From Royal Duties

File photo dated 28/11/16 of the Duke of Edinburgh, who will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year, Buckingham Palace has announced. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday May 4, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Duke. Photo credit should read: Toby Melville/PA Wire

File photo dated 28/11/16 of the Duke of Edinburgh, who will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year, Buckingham Palace has announced. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday May 4, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Duke. Photo credit should read: Toby Melville/PA Wire

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File photo dated 04/04/17 of Kylie Minogue with the Duke of Edinburgh, who will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year, Buckingham Palace has announced. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday May 4, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Duke. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

File photo dated 04/04/17 of Kylie Minogue with the Duke of Edinburgh, who will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year, Buckingham Palace has announced. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday May 4, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Duke. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

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File photo dated 20/11/14 of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, who will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year, Buckingham Palace has announced. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday May 4, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Duke. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

File photo dated 20/11/14 of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, who will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year, Buckingham Palace has announced. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday May 4, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Duke. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

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File photo dated 02/07/16 of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, who will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year, Buckingham Palace has announced. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday May 4, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Duke. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

File photo dated 02/07/16 of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, who will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year, Buckingham Palace has announced. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday May 4, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Duke. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

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File photo dated 12/06/16 of the Duke of Edinburgh, who will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year, Buckingham Palace has announced. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday May 4, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Duke. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

File photo dated 12/06/16 of the Duke of Edinburgh, who will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year, Buckingham Palace has announced. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday May 4, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Duke. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh To Step Down From Royal Duties

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh To Step Down From Royal Duties

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FILE PHOTO: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh To Step Down From Royal Duties

FILE PHOTO: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh To Step Down From Royal Duties

Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Honorary Life Member, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC),(2R) watches a demonstration of self-retracting bails during his vist to open the new Warner Stand at Lord's Cricket Ground in London on May 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Arthur EdwardsARTHUR EDWARDS/AFP/Getty Images

Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Honorary Life Member, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC),(2R) watches a demonstration of self-retracting bails during his vist to open the new Warner Stand at Lord's Cricket Ground in London on May 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Arthur EdwardsARTHUR EDWARDS/AFP/Getty Images

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File photo dated 11/06/16 of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their children Princess Charlotte and Prince George, Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, London, after they attended the Trooping the Colour ceremony. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will celebrate their daughter Princess Charlotte's second birthday on Tuesday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday April 30, 2017. William and Kate are likely to stage a birthday party for the youngster, who was born on May 2, 2015, at their Norfolk home Anmer Hall. See PA story ROYAL Charlotte. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

File photo dated 11/06/16 of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their children Princess Charlotte and Prince George, Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, London, after they attended the Trooping the Colour ceremony. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will celebrate their daughter Princess Charlotte's second birthday on Tuesday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday April 30, 2017. William and Kate are likely to stage a birthday party for the youngster, who was born on May 2, 2015, at their Norfolk home Anmer Hall. See PA story ROYAL Charlotte. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

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The Queen and Prince Philip at the Giant’s Causeway

Tuesday's business will also be curtailed with all Private Member’s motions being postponed until the following week.

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Pacemaker Press 09-04-2021: His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has died aged 99.
Prince Philip, the Queen's consort of more than 70 years, passed away at Windsor Castle on Friday, Buckingham Palace has announced.  The Union Flag is flown at half-mast above Hillsborough Castle the official residence of Queen in Northern Ireland.
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Pacemaker Press 09-04-2021: His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has died aged 99. Prince Philip, the Queen's consort of more than 70 years, passed away at Windsor Castle on Friday, Buckingham Palace has announced. The Union Flag is flown at half-mast above Hillsborough Castle the official residence of Queen in Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker.

Pacemaker Press 09-04-2021: His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has died aged 99. Prince Philip, the Queen's consort of more than 70 years, passed away at Windsor Castle on Friday, Buckingham Palace has announced. The Union Flag is flown at half-mast above Hillsborough Castle the official residence of Queen in Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker.

The Assembly Business Committee met on Friday to discuss the arrangements.

“I want to thank all parties for their cooperation in ensuring that the Assembly pays its respects at this sad time," Mr Maskey said.

The Assembly website has also posted a link to the official online book of condolence following Prince Philip's death. It can be accessed here.

A number of councils across Northern Ireland have also opened their own online books of condolences.

Gun salutes marking the death of the Duke of Edinburgh will take place across the UK, including Belfast, on Saturday.

Saluting batteries will fire 41 rounds at one round every minute from midday, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said.

The 105th Regiment Royal Artillery will fire at Hillsborough Castle.

The public is being encouraged to observe the gun salutes, which will be broadcast online and on television, from home.

There will be no lying in state and no state funeral for Prince Philip, in accordance with his wishes.

His ceremonial royal funeral and burial are expected to take place in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

The details of Philip's televised funeral are expected to be officially announced this weekend, with Buckingham Palace aides having to consider how it should be handled during the coronavirus pandemic.

Members of the public have been asked not to gather at royal residences nor to leave floral tributes - but to donate to charity instead.

The Queen has final approval over the plans - codenamed Forth Bridge - and will be considering the amended arrangements.


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