Bromley to join national one minute of silence to be streamed on Saturday

Published Thursday, 15 April 2021

The national one minute of silence in remembrance of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh taking place on Saturday 17 April 2021 at 3pm is being observed locally, and will be streamed on our website.

The one minute silence will be observed before the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, with local residents invited to observe this virtually to help maintain social distancing. The Mayor of Bromley, Councillor Hannah Gray and the Leader of the Council, Councillor Colin Smith will be observing the silence on the Old Palace Lawn representing the borough in front of the union flag at half-mast.

Councillor Hannah Gray, the Mayor of Bromley said, "We in Bromley will join the nation in the act of remembrance for the Duke of Edinburgh on the day of his funeral.  It is a time to remember his many years of public service and his extraordinary support for Her Majesty the Queen for more than 70 years as husband and consort. We may also reflect on his many initiatives including the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme and his early support for the protection of the world’s environment along with our own personal memories, as we come together to mourn. Naturally, along with many residents, our thoughts and prayers remain with Her Majesty, the Queen, and other members of the Royal Family.”

The Royal Family ask that members of the public consider making a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes. See https://www.royal.uk/donations, with an online Book of Condolence also now available at www.royal.uk.

This local act of remembrance will be streamed on the council’s website, and a link will be published on Saturday on www.bromley.gov.uk.

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