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Patriotic dog pays his respects to late Prince Philip by howling at The Last Post while watching funeral on TV

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Patriotic dog pays his respects to late Prince Philip by howling at The Last Post while watching funeral on TV
Patriotic dog pays his respects to late Prince Philip by howling at The Last Post while watching funeral on TV

This adorable clip shows a patriotic dog paying his respects to Prince Philip by howling at 'The Last Post' whilst watching the funeral on TV.One-year-old dog Reben joined 13.6 million other Brits at the weekend to see the final goodbye to the 99-year-old royal.The pooch is said to have watched the majority of the hour-long ceremony in complete silence and was "at awe" at the service. But when four buglers began to play 'The Last Post' -- a military call signalling the end of the day's activities and to indicate a soldier's final rest at funerals -- little Reben began howling in time. The Chinese Crestepoo continued to bellow out his deep-toned cry until the military call came to an end. Reben's owner Charlotte Mears, from Staffordshire, West Mids.

Said: "Throughout the whole service he was dead silent and was fixated on the funeral. "It was only at the end that he started to howl. "It wasn't aggressive and in a way it was him showing his respects. "I was sat there sobbing my heart out and when he did that it put a smile on my face."It was really quite comforting."The Duke of Edinburgh passed away on 9 April, just two months shy of his 100th birthday. The funeral was steeped in military tradition as a fitting nod to his time as a Royal Marine before becoming a full-time working member of the Royal Family in 1952. The ceremony, which took place at Windsor Castle last Saturday [17], was watched by a peak audience of 13.6 million people across the UK. The Queen mother's funeral was seen by a peak of 10.4 million viewers in 2002 and Princess Diana's funeral was watched by around 32 million in 1997.

This adorable clip shows a patriotic dog paying his respects to Prince Philip by howling at 'The Last Post' whilst watching the funeral on TV.One-year-old dog Reben joined 13.6 million other Brits at the weekend to see the final goodbye to the 99-year-old royal.The pooch is said to have watched the majority of the hour-long ceremony in complete silence and was "at awe" at the service.

But when four buglers began to play 'The Last Post' -- a military call signalling the end of the day's activities and to indicate a soldier's final rest at funerals -- little Reben began howling in time.

The Chinese Crestepoo continued to bellow out his deep-toned cry until the military call came to an end.

Reben's owner Charlotte Mears, from Staffordshire, West Mids.

Said: "Throughout the whole service he was dead silent and was fixated on the funeral.

"It was only at the end that he started to howl.

"It wasn't aggressive and in a way it was him showing his respects.

"I was sat there sobbing my heart out and when he did that it put a smile on my face."It was really quite comforting."The Duke of Edinburgh passed away on 9 April, just two months shy of his 100th birthday.

The funeral was steeped in military tradition as a fitting nod to his time as a Royal Marine before becoming a full-time working member of the Royal Family in 1952.

The ceremony, which took place at Windsor Castle last Saturday [17], was watched by a peak audience of 13.6 million people across the UK.

The Queen mother's funeral was seen by a peak of 10.4 million viewers in 2002 and Princess Diana's funeral was watched by around 32 million in 1997.

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