A minute’s silence will be observed outside Ealing Town Hall at 3pm on Saturday, 17 April to mark the funeral of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
The Mayor of Ealing, Councillor Dr Abdullah Gulaid will be present at the event, with prayers led by Reverend Dean Ayres of St Mary’s Church, Acton. Other local dignitaries are also expected to attend.
Under normal circumstances this would be a public event, with residents welcome to come along to observe the silence in person.
However, ongoing restrictions around public gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic mean that the event will not be open to the public. Instead, residents are encouraged to tune into national coverage and observe the silence at home.
You can also follow a live stream of the local event on the council’s YouTube site.
The event will be socially distanced. All participants will be asked to take a rapid COVID test before the event to ensure that they are not asymptomatically carrying the virus, and to confirm they do not have symptoms on the day of the event.
The Royal family have asked that floral tributes are not left, including at local civic buildings like Ealing Town Hall, but that donations are made to charities linked to HRH the Duke of Edinburgh instead.
Flags on Ealing’s public buildings will be flown at half-mast and a national book of condolence has been opened by the Royal Household for those who wish to send messages of condolence.
Read a statement from the Mayor of Ealing, Councillor Dr Abdullah Gulaid on the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on the council’s website.