(CMR) As a mark of respect, one minute of silence will be observed throughout the Cayman Islands at 9 am on Saturday, 17 April 2021, in remembrance of His Royal Highness, Duke of Edinburgh.
Simultaneously, a minute’s silence will be held throughout the UK to coincide with the start of the funeral, which will be held at the Canterbury Cathedral. The Cathedral is located in Canterbury, Kent, and is one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England.
The community is asked to join in celebrating the memory of the beloved Duke who has left behind a legacy of committed service to the monarchy and the people of the United Kingdom and its Overseas Territories.
His Royal Highness Prince Philip passed just a few months shy of his 100th birthday leaving behind many memorable achievements throughout his life.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has inspired and impacted generations of young people, including thousands of young Caymanians who have successfully enrolled in the awards scheme. Prince Philip was a co-founder and the first president of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) from its foundation in 1961 to 1982. As a distinguished member of the Royal Navy, Prince Philip was in active service during the Second World War. A lesser-known fact, The Duke, also had a distinguished career in polo, which saw him involved in the sport for more than 60 years.