The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have made their first joint public appearance since the death of Prince Philip, reading cards left on floral tributes for the duke at Buckingham Palace and other royal residences.

Charles and Camilla visited Marlborough House in central London – the home of the Commonwealth – where flowers left at the palace are taken each evening.

EMBARGOED TO 1100 THURSDAY APRIL 15 The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visit the gardens of Marlborough House, London, to view the flowers and messages left by members of the public outside Buckingham Palace following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh on April 10. Picture date: Thursday April 15, 2021.
Image: It is the couple’s first joint appearance since the Duke of Edinburgh passed away

The couple were pictured stopping to look at some of the bouquets, many of which carried emotional comments.

Items left include a model of a Land Rover similar to the one that will bear the Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin on Saturday, with “The Duke R.I.P” on the roof.

EMBARGOED TO 1100 THURSDAY APRIL 15 The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visit the gardens of Marlborough House, London, to view the flowers and messages left by members of the public outside Buckingham Palace following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh on April 10. Picture date: Thursday April 15, 2021.
Image: The couple visited the gardens of Marlborough House
EMBARGOED TO 1100 THURSDAY APRIL 15 The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visit the gardens of Marlborough House, London, to view the flowers and messages left by members of the public outside Buckingham Palace following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh on April 10. Picture date: Thursday April 15, 2021

Next to it, a card from “Marian & Marum” read: “Your memory will never fade. Rest in Peace.”

Another said: “Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow. You are in our prayers.”

A further one added: “HRH A True Gentleman. Thank you for your devoted service to our country. We shall miss you.”

EMBARGOED TO 1100 THURSDAY APRIL 15 The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visit the gardens of Marlborough House, London, to view the flowers and messages left by members of the public outside Buckingham Palace following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh on April 10. Picture date: Thursday April 15, 2021
Image: Prince Charles had paid tribute to his ‘dear Papa’

Speaking at the weekend, Charles paid tribute to his “dear Papa”.