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Duke of Edinburgh to visit Plymouth today

The Duke of Edinburgh is visiting the Marines at Devonport. Credit: ITV News West Country

Plymouth will play host to a special royal guest this afternoon, as His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh comes down to Devon's east coast.

The Duke will be down in Plymouth this afternoon visiting the Marines at Devonport where he will be presenting a long service and handing out awards.

Prince Philip will then officially open the new Mercury building at the naval base.

As part of his visit, the Duke will view amphibious craft equipment, including landing craft and raiding craft.

The Duke will see landing craft and raiding vessels as part of his visit. Credit: ITV News