Emmanuel Langelier: Posted on Saturday April 10, 2021 at 11:40 am.
After Prince Philip’s death, tribute increased. In particular, the Premier League will observe a minute of silence at each encounter in honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s husband.
The United Kingdom is in mourning. Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, passed away Friday at the age of 99. He would have celebrated his 100th birthday on June 10. In hospital for a month at the beginning of 2021 due to a heart problem, the Duke of Edinburgh died “peacefully” at Windsor Castle Friday morning. The Prince of Greece was born on the island of Corfu in 1921 and the Prince of Denmark, and married the Queen for 73 years.
Minutes of Silence in the Premier League, a tribute to Wimbledon
It is clear that all Friday honors poured in all over the world to Prince Philip, who was a strong personality and was the “rock” of the Queen. In London, Belfast, Edinburgh and Gibraltar, and from the ships of the Royal Navy at sea in particular, missiles will be launched at 12 noon local time (11 am GMT) to greet the person who has become the patriarch of the British royal family. On Friday night, the bells of Westminster Abbey rang, as his 1947 marriage was celebrated 99 times, once a minute, in honor of his age. A minute of silence will also be observed in every Premier League game.
Wimbledon also paid tribute to Prince Philip. “On behalf of everyone at AELTC, we would like to express our deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family on the death of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh,” the championship on grass said on its website. We were honored to welcome the Duke to Wimbledon on six occasions, the most recent being in 1977 at the Centennial Championship. His Highness also kindly accepted the invitation to present the Singles Masters Cup at Central Stadium to Lew Hoad in 1957 and Neale Fraser in 1960. The Duke’s commitment to a service life spanning more than six decades is an extraordinary legacy. We hope during this sad time that Her Majesty the Queen will feel comforted in the high esteem and deep respect that the Duke has enjoyed. “