ISLANDERS ASKED TO OBSERVE SILENCE AS DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S FUNERAL DETAILS REVEALED

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Islanders are being asked to join the rest of the nation in observing a minute’s silence next Saturday, in memory of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh who sadly passed away yesterday (Friday).

It comes as the details of the arrangements for the funeral of Prince Philip, which is set to be televised, have been revealed. The funeral is to take place on the 17th April at 15:00 in the confines of Windsor Castle.

Members of the public have been asked to remain at home, with those on the mainland told not to travel to the vicinity of the castle.

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The funeral, which will be held at St George’s Chapel, will see the Duke of Edinburgh’s body carried to the West Steps in a Land Rover which was designed by Prince Philip himself.

Despite the significance of the Duke’s passing, only 30 people will be allowed to attend, in line with Government guidance.

Meanwhile, closer to the Island, a 41 gun salute was held in Portsmouth at midday today (Saturday) in honour of His Royal Highness.

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Level Phil
Level Phil
1 month ago

Some sources suggest it will be two or even three minutes. Quite right too. It’s the least he deserves. Obviously it is up to the individual whether or not they observe the silence, but there is no need to try and score points at this time. Show a little respect.

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
Reply to  Level Phil
1 month ago

Nope – i do not recall them standing silent for members of my family that passed away and their contribution during the war was just as notable, so I won’t be observing any silence for their family member. Fairs fair.

Mop bucket
Mop bucket
Reply to  isle of wighter
1 month ago

Remembrance Day?

Apparently machine says the input is too short! talk about having to write more than needed to get the thing posted. My Word!

IsleofWighter
IsleofWighter
Reply to  isle of wighter
1 month ago

– It’s not about overlooking those others at all, but rather of being respectful of those with special responsibilities who have given fine service.
In practical terms, one cannot observe rememberances for everyone, except on special occasions, such as Rememberance Day. Otherwise, we would be spending all our time in sadness doing this..
If we are respectful and considerate by nature, we would be willing to adapt to this practical reality and not be objecting in any way.

(By the way. Apologies about sharing the same ‘name’..I don’t know how to alter this.)

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
Reply to  IsleofWighter
1 month ago

based on that then, we should not be having any silence whatsoever next saturday and he can be included in those remembered, next 11th November.

fact is, once again, his family and a the rest of the toadying lackies all expect the rest of us to do as we are told by them.

This is not the last century – there is no place in society anymore for one family to be pampered for their entire lives, purely because of being born into it, at the expense of the rest of us.

white top
white top
1 month ago

Show some respect you idiot.

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
Reply to  white top
1 month ago

hypocrite – demanding respect, whilst insulting someone –

white top
white top
Reply to  isle of wighter
1 month ago

If you had seen who the reply was to you would have thought again before making your ridiculous comment and i didnt demand respect i asked him to show some respect maybe you should also take notice of that yourself.

Jack in the Box
Jack in the Box
1 month ago

no minutes silence from me either.

Rebel
Rebel
1 month ago

Please remember this man wanted to come back as a virus to solve growing population!

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