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The UK was silent for a minute of reflection ahead of Prince Philip’s funeral on Saturday afternoon.

The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery fired a shot to signal the start of silence at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, at 3 p.m.

Members of the royal family have fallen silent and people across the country – including Prime Minister Boris Johnson – have followed suit.

People observed a minute’s silence on the long march outside Windsor Castle
A member of the military stands on the grounds of Windsor Castle on the day of the funeral of Prince Philip of Great Britain, husband of Queen Elizabeth, who died at the age of 99, in Windsor, Great Britain, April 17, 2021. REUTERS / Hannah McKay / Pool TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Flowers were placed outside Windsor Castle where the Royal Family hosted the Duke’s funeral

Royal regiments saluted guns at sites such as Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland, Cardiff Castle in Wales, Edinburgh Castle in Scotland and Royal Navy ships in Portsmouth, Devonport and abroad.

Hundreds of people have also fallen silent outside the gates of Windsor Castle and outside Buckingham Palace in London.

Mr Johnson observed silence as he watched the funeral on television from his country residence in Checkers.

Boris Johnson observes silence for Duke of Edinburgh's funeral
Boris Johnson observed Checkers’ silence
London Black Cab taxi drivers observe a minute of silence during the funeral of Britain's Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, who died at the age of 99, on The Mall in London, Britain on April 17, 2021.  REUTERS / Henry Nicholls
London Black Cab taxi drivers observed a minute’s silence on the Mall
The Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, Arlene Foster, alongside Deborah Erskime, Piper Aaron Elliott, Keith Elliott, Cllr Errol Thompson, Cllr Mark Buchanan and Cllr Paul Robinson, observes a minute of silence to mark the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh at Enniskillen Castle, Co Fermanagh.  Photo date: Saturday, April 17, 2021.
Northern Ireland’s Prime Minister Arlene Foster observed a minute’s silence at Enniskillen Castle

Northern Ireland’s Prime Minister Arlene Foster observed the silence of Enniskillen Castle in County Fermanagh, while her Scottish counterpart Nicola Sturgeon stopped on the steps of Bute House in Edinburgh.

Welsh Prime Minister Mark Drakeford, who sent a wreath to the Duke’s funeral on behalf of the people of Wales, was also silent.

Students at Gordonstoun School in the north of Scotland marked the …

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This notice was published: 2021-04-17 13:59:00