WATCH: One minute silence to honour the Duke

One Minute Silence on Huntingdon Market Square today.

Huntingdon mayor, Cllr Karl Webb, chairman of Cambridgeshire County Council, Mac McGuire and Duke of Edinburgh recipients on Huntingdon Market Square today. - Credit: ARCHANT

A one-minute silence was held on Huntingdon Market Square on Saturday to mark the passing of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

The Duke's funeral took place at St George's Chapel, at Windsor Castle, with just 30 close family members in attendance, including Prince Harry. 

Huntingdon mayor, Cllr Karl Webb, was joined by the chairman of Cambridgeshire County Council, Cllr Mac McGuire and four Duke of Edinburgh Award recipients from Cambridgeshire schools. They were: Emma Parkinson from the Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech, Jasmine Sowman from Sawtry Village Academy, Louis Rose from Witchford  Village College and Conor Richardson From the Castle School, in Cambridge.

Huntingdon mayor, Cllr Karl Wen and CCC chairman Mac McGuire

Huntingdon mayor, Cllr Karl Wen and CCC chairman Mac McGuire - Credit: ARCHANT

They were joined by members of the public who all stood in silence in the bright April sunshine adjacent to All Saints Church. The bells at St Mary's Church, in Huntingdon tolled 99 times to mark each year of the Duke's life.

The bells at St Mary's Church in Huntingdon were tolled 99 times - one for every year of the Duke's life. 

The bells at St Mary's Church in Huntingdon were tolled 99 times - one for every year of the Duke's life. - Credit: ARCHANT

One Minute Silence on Huntingdon Market Square today.

Huntingdon mayor, Cllr Karl Webb, chairman of Cambridgeshire County Council, Mac McGuire and Duke of Edinburgh recipients on Huntingdon Market Square today. - Credit: ARCHANT

Cllr Webb said: "We are here today to mark the life of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. I see so many things, not only his service to the Queen, but as a Royal Navy veteran, I appreciate the work he did before he even became consort to the Queen."

Cllr McGuire said: "We are here today to honour the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh, and show our respects to the Royal family and the Queen. 

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