Prince Philip funeral: Mourners throughout UK observe a minute’s silence

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today led the country in a minute’s silence for the Duke of Edinburgh.

Britons went quiet to bear in mind the life of Prince Philip ahead of his funeral service at St George’s Chapel in the premises of Windsor Castle at 3pm today.

Mr Johnson bowed his head in front of Chequers as he wore a black match and tie to keep in mind the duke. Ms Sturgeon similarly wore black and clasped her hands as she stood outside Bute House in Edinburgh.

The silence was respectfully observed by around a thousand people outside the primary gates of Windsor Castle, although it actually went on for 4 minutes with the crowd unsure when it need to end.

Nervously, a few burglarized applause for Prince Philip following the minute of remembrance.

As the clock above the castle tower struck 3pm mourners, policemans, security guards, and the 700-strong military assembly bowed their heads.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson minute’s silence for the Duke of Edinburgh at Chequers

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon observes a minute’s silence outside Bute Home in Edinburgh

Ms Sturgeon bowed her head outside Bute Home in Edinburgh at 3pm on Saturday afternoon

John Houston, formerly of the Merchant Navy, and now flag bearer for the local British Legion, stops briefly for a duration of silence outside The Norwich Gates at Sandringham Home

Members of the family staff observed the minute’s silence at St George’s Chapel

A view of the gun salute at Edinburgh Castle, a single round was fired followed by a single round a minute later on to start and end the nationwide minute silence

Students of Gordonstoun School stand during a minute’s silence in Elgin, Scotland

Students and staff from Gordonstoun school observe a three-minute silence in memory of previous student Prince Philip

Gordonstoun school pupils cast a wreath into the Moray Firth from the Ocean Spirit in a tribute to previous student Prince Philip

Pupils at Prince Philip’s previous school, Gordonstoun, observed a three-minute silence

The enormous media strong also stopped commentating and respected the tribute. The silence was just broken by a reporter from French tv, reporting from the High Street, who appear to be screaming into a live television cam.

After the minute’s silence was over, the crowd burglarized spontaneous clapping in memory of the Duke of Edinburgh.

In a declaration posted simply after the minute of silence at 3pm, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award wrote on Instagram: ‘Thank you, Your Royal Highness, for the amazing legacy you leave through (the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award), empowering youths across the world with the abilities, confidence and strength to take advantage of life and make a difference to the world around them.’

In Gibraltar the Guv, Chief Minister, Leader of the British Forces and The Speak observes a minute’s silence

London Black Cab cab driver observe a minute’s silence on The Shopping center in London

A man stands during a minute’s silence for the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip in Windsor

People observe a minute’s silence in Windsor to mark the beginning of Prince Philip’s funeral service

Police officers observe a minute’s silence during the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip

Members of the public observe a minute’s silence on the Long Walk in Windsor

Members of the public observe a minute’s silence on the Long Stroll in Windsor

A child sits on the ground throughout a minute’s silence outside Windsor Castle

Mourners hold flowers as they observe the minute’s silence on the Long Walk in Windsor

Hundreds of individuals collected outside Buckingham Palace to observe the minute’s silence

People observe a minute’s silence outside Buckingham Palace

Crowds observe a minute’s silence outside Buckingham Palace throughout the funeral of Prince Philip

The public pays their respects throughout a minute’s silence outside Buckingham Palace

People observe a minute’s silence at Piccadilly Circus in London

Drinkers at the Duke of Edinburgh bar in Hull said the duke was ‘someone you might have a pint with’, as they marked the minute’s silence and his funeral.

Alfie Stanford, 18, stated: ‘I feel like he was an actually iconic individual and he spoke his mind more than anything else.’

Mr Stanford said: ‘He plainly didn’t want anything special but I feel like we do owe him a lot for his service to the Queen and definitely to his country.

‘ I seem like everyone in the nation ought to have marked the minute’s silence no matter where you was and whatever you were doing.

‘ I feel you must have stopped and reviewed the man’s life.’

Retired Sergeant Alex Young observe’s a minute’s silence at The National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas in main England

The second world war veteran Malcolm Clerc, 94, views the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh, on the television at his house in Knutsford, Cheshire

An unique service is kept in memory of Prince Philip at the Tommy statue in Seaham, County Durham

Veterans salute at the War Memorial in Seaham, County Durham, during a minute’s silence

War veterans collect at the War Memorial at Seaham, County Durham, for a minute’s silence

Sailors fire the weapon salute at Devonport Naval Base in Plymouth, Devon

Gun salute is fired at Devonport Naval Base in Plymouth for Prince Philip on Saturday afternoon

Sailors prepare to fire the weapon salute at Devonport Naval Base in Plymouth, Devon

Sailors are envisioned preparing to fire the gun salute at Devonport Naval Base in Plymouth, Devon

Sailors position their gloves as they get ready for the weapon salute at Devonport Naval Base

A view of the weapon salute at The Tower of London before the funeral service

The 206 (Ulster) Battery Royal Weapons carry out a gun salute at Hillsborough Castle, Co Down

A view of the weapon salute at Edinburgh Castle, a single round was fired followed by a single round a minute later to begin and end the National Minute Silence

A single round of a gun salute that was fired at 3pm at Edinburgh Castle, followed by a single round at 3.01 pm to start and end the National Minute Silence instantly before the funeral service of Prince Philip

Cold water swimmers observe a minute’s silence during the funeral at the Brockwell Lido in London

A moment of silence is held by personnel in memory of Prince Philip at Newcastle’s Central Station

Newcastle’s Central Station went silent at 3pm as LNER staff remembered Prince Philip

A minute silence was observed by fire teams at West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, left, and the Cops Federation, right

Fire teams wore their uniform and held their helmets as they stood in silence in West Yorkshire

Drinkers at the Duke of Edinburgh club in Hull observe a minutes silence during the funeral

Drinkers at the Duke of Edinburgh club in Hull observer a minute’s silence during the funeral service

People observe a minute’s silence during the funeral service of Prince Philip at the Duke of Edinburgh pub in Winkfield near Windsor

Mark Dawson, 43, stated the duke was ‘a really good chap’ and ‘somebody you might have a pint with’.

He said: ‘The Duke of Edinburgh would have been a fitting location to have a drink with him.’

Mr Dawson stated it was a ‘sombre moment’ but everybody wished to keep in mind ‘the excellent guy that he was’.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s proprietor, former soldier Mark Miller, said it was a shame the Covid constraints limited just how much the club could mark the celebration.

He stated: ‘He was vibrant character in his time and there’ll be a great deal of veterans unfortunate to see him go.’

Mr Miller stated there was no chance he would alter the name of the club following Philip’s death. ‘It’s a poignant name, we’re never ever going to alter it,’ he said.

Speaker Rob Walker, Stephen Maguire, Jamie Jones and viewers observe a minute’s silence in memory of the Duke of Edinburgh during the Betfred World Snooker Championships 2021 at The Crucible, Sheffield

Neil Robertson (left) and Liang Wenbo observe a minute’s silence in memory of the Duke of Edinburgh throughout the Betfred World Snooker Championships 2021 at The Crucible in Sheffield

Gamers of Norton Cricket club and Stokesley Cricket club observe two minute silence throughout their fixture in Norton, Middlesbrough

A minute’s silence was observed by Warwickshire County Cricket Club

Gamers and personnel of Somerset line up for a minute’s silence in memory of Prince Philip at The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton

Players of Wycombe Wanderers and Swansea City participate in a minute silence in regard to Prince Philip

The teams observe a minute’s silence in memory of the late Prince Philip during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match in between Exeter Chiefs and Wasps at Sandy Park in Exeter

West Ham United and Newcastle United have a minute of silence as a homage to late Prince Philip

Williams Racing observe a minute’s silence for Prince Philip at the Grand Prix in Imola, Italy

Red Bull Racing Group Principal Christian Horner and the Red Bull Racing group mean a minute’s silence in homage to the late Duke of Edinburgh prior to certifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix

This is the funeral procession for tomorrow’s funeral, where William and Harry will not stand next to eachother with the Queen following behind in her cars and truck

Commuters and LNER staff at the grand and imposing Main Station in Newcastle city centre stood still with their heads acquiesced pay their respects to the duke.

On the other hand, mourners collected at the Tommy statue in Seaham, County Durham, to honour the Queen’s partner, who would have turned 100 this year.

Members of the Leeds PHAB Club observed the silence outside the Prince Philip Centre, which is named after the duke.

Philip went to the centre a minimum of four times since he was instrumental in starting it in 1969. Simply 6 members and volunteers gathered for a socially-distanced observance of the silence due to Covid restrictions. Ann Hart, honorary secretary of the PHAB club which brings together handicapped and abled-bodied individuals from throughout Leeds, was amongst the group.

Mrs Hart, who met Philip three times, said: ‘He was just an absolutely great man. He was actually interested in anything you did. He wished to know the be-all-and-end-all of everything.’

Soon before the clock struck 3pm the tune of the Last Post had actually sounded out above the ocean as a bugle player based on the seafront, next to the figure of the World War One soldier.

At a sunny Windsor Castle, deserted with no crowds allowed, the quadrangle was packed with bands playing the prince’s favourite tunes and hymns including Jerusalem as his remarkable Land Rover hearse showed up flanked by senior officers from the duke’s regiments.

Troops stood with their heads bowed as the Land Rover, upon which the casket will be put, was driven into the quadrangle while military bands played music chosen by the duke.

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