A remembrance service will be held at Canterbury Cathedral shortly as the UK observes a period of mourning.
Prince Charles said his father "would have been amazed by... the touching things that have been said".
People are urged to be considerate when non-essential retail rules ease in England and Wales on Monday.
A suspect has been released under investigation over the murder of Stuart Lubbock in 2001.
The ceremony is split over two days for the first time, with more winners to be revealed on Sunday.