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Good Morning Britain fans have hit out at a "disrespectful" man who was spotted advertising a disco site in the background of a tribute to Prince Philip.

Chris Ship, ITV's Royal editor, was seen in front of Windsor Castle on Friday morning telling viewers about how Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II had to make "difficult decisions" on who would be able to attend the funeral of the late Duke of Edinburgh tomorrow, after he sadly died aged 99 on Friday 9 April.

"The Queen's had to take what, we were told yesterday by Buckingham Palace, was some difficult decisions about who was going to be in this final 30 – the 30 people who will be inside St. George's Chapel for the funeral," he said.

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However, viewers appeared distracted by his statement as a man wearing a wing, a pair of gold-framed sunglasses and a yellow shirt could be seen standing directly behind him, holding up a cardboard sign advertising a disco site.

Angered by the incident, fans flocked to social media website Twitter to share their opinions.

One person wrote: "Who’s the disrespectful wig wearing prat advertising his disco thing behind the reporter on @GMB whilst they discuss #HRHPrincePhilip funeral plans and his life .. #ShameOnYou" [sic]

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A second agreed: "Who’s this knobber in the background at Windsor Castle," followed by a face palm emoji.

While a third likened the man to a character from The Simpsons as he added: "Was that disco Stu in Windsor? #GMB". [sic]

Coronavirus measures mean only 30 people will be able to attend Prince Philip's funeral. Before this, 800-1000 people were set to be invited.

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The guest list of attendees has been announced and includes immediate family, including the Queen’s four children and grandchildren.

The Duchess of York was not invited to the ceremony, royal sources told The Sun, but she is said to have stuck by the Queen’s side this week as she has mourned the death of her husband.

Three of Prince Philip's German family will attend his funeral and are currently isolating at a home in Ascot.

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Two great-nephews and a cousin are part of a bubble at a home in Berkshire, and they were quietly flown to the UK last weekend, ahead of the funeral.

They are Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden, Prince Donatus, Landgrave of Hesse, and Prince Philipp of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

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