Prince Philip: Sporting fixtures to pay tribute to Duke of Edinburgh


There was silence for two minutes at Craven Cottage before Fulham played against Wolverhampton Wanderers

The entire sports weekend will pay tribute to Prince Philip, who passed away on Friday at the age of 99.

Aintree will be silent for two minutes in front of the Grand National (5:15 pm BST). Jockeys wear black armbands and flags that are hoisted at half mast.

Before all Premier League and English Football League games, there will be a period of silence when players and officials wear black armbands.

The English women’s six-nation game against Italy will also pay tribute.

The English flag will be hoisted at half mast for Saturday’s game at the Stadio Plebiscito in Padua and there will also be a two-minute silence.

English players and officials will wear black armbands for the game.

All clubs in the four Scottish professional divisions are also observe a minute’s silence this weekend.

There will be a moment of silence ahead of all Cymru Premier and Welsh Premier Women’s League games this weekend as the Northern Ireland Football League decides on club honors.

Tributes are paid at the Rugby League Challenge Cup games, while British rowers wear black ribbons at the current European Championships.

Buckingham Palace said the Duke of Edinburgh “passed away peacefully” on Friday morning at Windsor Castle.

Honors were paid to him At a number of football matches on Friday including Fulham’s Premier League game against the Wolves, the English women’s game in France, the Welsh women’s game against Canada, as well as the Aintree race meeting and the county cricket games.

Sports stars and governing bodies also paid their respects.

Prince Philip was an honorary member of the Jockey Club and a past president of the Marylebone Cricket Club.

He was President of the Football Association from 1955 to 1957 and accompanied the Queen to Wembley when England won the 1966 World Cup.