WINDSOR has been hit by a power cut just hours before Prince Philip's funeral, as homeowners and shops suffered a blackout.

Local residents and businesses reported the power cut this morning before the Duke is laid to rest from 3pm.

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Waterstones was among the businesses affected by the outage this morning.

The store on Peascod Street is less than half a mile from Windsor Castle.

A spokesman for the bookshop tweeted: "Due to unforeseen circumstances, we’ll be opening a little late today!

"There’s been a power cut on our street. I’ll update you all as soon as we’re up and running."

One resident tweeted: "So on the day of the funeral, power cut in Windsor….(diverting all power to those who need it I’m sure)."

POWER CUT

And another wrote: "FACT Power cut in Windsor town centre this morning."

A message on the Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks (SSE) power company's website says the outage was reported in the Windsor area just after 9am.

An SSE spokesman said: "We’re sorry for the loss of supply. We currently have a fault affecting the areas listed.

"Our engineers are on site working hard to get the power back on as quickly as they can."

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