Most Britons believe Queen Elizabeth's husband, Prince Philip, should not attend the funeral of Japan's Emperor Hirohito, according to a poll published in the Sunday Express newspaper.

The survey, in an early edition of the paper, said 57.2 percent of those questioned were against the prince attending the funeral ceremonies in Tokyo on February 24.The announcement that Prince Philip will attend has angered war veterans. They said it was an insult to British and Australian servicemen who suffered as Japanese prisoners during World War II.