Prince Philip: Sporting fixtures pay tribute to Duke of Edinburgh

Coaches and jockeys stood in silence in the Aintree paddock on Saturday

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.

England’s game against Italy in the Women’s Six Nations was also recognized.

The English flag was hoisted at half mast on Saturday at the Stadio Plebiscito in Padua and there was a two-minute silence.

English players and British officials wore black armbands for the game.

The eventual women’s game in the six nations between Wales and Ireland in Cardiff will also be silent for two minutes before kick-off.

The flags are at half-mast in both Cardiff Arms Park, where the game is played, and the neighboring National Principality Stadium, while Wales players wear black armbands.

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.

Until 2009 he was President of the Sports and Leisure Alliance for 58 years. During this time the organization was known as the Central Council for Physical Recreation.

The players are silent for two minutes at Fulham against WolvesThere was silence for two minutes at Craven Cottage before Fulham played Wolves on FridayGeneral view of rugby players during a two minute silence for Prince PhilipThe Leicester Tigers and Newcastle Falcons players met before the quarter-finals of the European Challenge Cup on Saturday at Welford RoadEngland are silent ahead of the game against FranceThe players from England and France were silent a minute before their friendly match on Friday and wore black armbandsLiverpool and Aston Villa players pay tributeThe Liverpool and Aston Villa players paid tribute to Prince PhillipA tribute to the late Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on a big screen ahead of Ladies Day of the 2021 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree RacecourseA tribute to a big screen at Aintree


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