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Jersey Service Held To Mark Funeral Of Prince Philip

A one-minute silence has been observed in the Royal Square to mark the funeral of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

It was confirmed on Friday 9 April that Prince Philip had passed away at the age of 99.

A national one-minute silence was held at 3pm today (Saturday 17 April) in memory of His Royal Highness.

Open public and government buildings observed the silence along with parishes, shops, and other establishments.

The Royal Square service was led by the Lieutenant Governor, Bailiff, and Chief Minister along with three supporting contingencies.

A short bidding was held by the Dean Of Jersey ahead of the silence.

"In this short act of commemorative silence - let us call to mind a life that has been well-lived, a life given in the service of others, working with young people, charities, the environment and its conservation, and the many other roles to which his Royal Highness gave his wholehearted support and collaboration."

The silence began and finished with a single round of cannon fire from the ramparts of Fort Regent.

Veterans were in attendance to pay their respects.

"We feel privileged to represent the Household Division on behalf of Prince Philip. He was a guardsman, he was a grenadier, I was lucky enough to serve behind the carriage." - Darren Blake - Blues and Royals, Household Cavalry, British Army.

"It's a privilege to be here, a privilege to be asked (to attend the service). He was an extraordinary gentleman and is a great loss to the nation." - Martin Godfrey - Grenadier Guards, British Army.

"He was colonel of our regiment, I was remembering him as a grenadier because he used to visit us a lot. I was very fortunate when I was commanding our second battalion, he visited us twice -  both in England when we were training to go to Ulster, and then we were actually in Ulster." - Lieutenant Colonel Charles Woodrow, Retired Grenadier Guards.

The funeral service for HRH The Duke of Edinburgh was held in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Due to coronavirus restrictions, the Queen sat alone to say goodbye to her beloved husband of 73 years.

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