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.
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.