Bromley joins national one minute of silence

Published Saturday, 17 April 2021

The national one minute of silence in remembrance of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh was observed locally today.

The one minute silence was be observed before the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, with local residents also 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 observed 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, with an online Book of Condolence also now available at


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