Hillsborough gun salute and silence for Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral

There will be a Royal Artillery gun salute a Hillsborough Castle on Saturday ahead of the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral at 3pm.

By Mark Rainey
Friday, 16th April 2021, 12:33 pm
Updated Friday, 16th April 2021, 12:33 pm

As the Queen and other members of the royal family gather at Windsor Castle, guns will be fired at various locations across the UK to mark the beginning and end of a one-minute silence.

Following Prince Philip’s death last Friday, soldiers from 206 Battery, 105 Royal Artillery carried out a 41-gun salute at the royal residence in Co Down.

Similar tributes took place at a number of locations, including the Tower of London, Cardiff Castle, Edinburgh Castle, Gibraltar and at sea on board HMS Diamond and HMS Montrose.

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Soldiers of the Royal Artillery take part in a gun salute to the Duke of Edinburgh takes place at Hillsborough Castle on 10 April. Photo: Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

While it is traditional of fire a 21-gun salute on such occasions, an additional 20 guns are added when the tribute is being staged in a royal park or property.

The royal family has asked that members of the public do not travel to Windsor, or any of the gun salute sites, in breach of the Covid restrictions.