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Sporting fixtures set to pay tribute to The Duke of Edinburgh

Sporting fixtures set to take place this weekend will pay tribute to The Duke of Edinburgh following his death on Friday 9th April.

The Grand National, which is due to begin at 17:15 on Saturday at Aintree, will hold a two-minute silence before the race begins while jockeys will be wearing black armbands and flags will continue to fly at half mast.

Before all Premier League and English Football League matches on Saturday there will also be a period of silence to remember The Duke of Edinburgh with players and officials also wearing black armbands.

England women’s Six Nations game against Italy is also set to pay tribute to Prince Philip. The English flag will be flown at half-mast above the Stadio Plebiscito in Padua and a two-minute silence will also be observed ahead of the match beginning.

All football clubs in Scotland’s four professional divisions will observe a one-minute silence before kick off this weekend.

Tributes will also be paid at rugby league Challenge Cup matches as well as at the British Rowing European Championships.

Since Prince Philip’s death on Friday, a number of sporting stars and governing bodies have also paid their respects. Prince Philip himself was also an honorary member of the Jockey Club and former President of the Marylebone Cricket Club. From 1955-57, he was Football Association President and accompanied Her Majesty The Queen to Wembley in 1966 when England won the World Cup.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh – 1921-2021.

Photo: National Media Museum

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