Hearts and Hibs are among the clubs paying tribute to Prince Philip after the Duke of Edinburgh’s passing, aged 99.
Queen Elizabeth’s husband passed away peacefully on Friday after over 70 years at her side. Hearts and Hibs are two of a number of clubs to pay tribute to him, with the SPFL announcing a minute of silence before all matches this weekend.
Murdoch MacLennan, chairman of the Scottish Professional Football League, said: “On behalf of the SPFL and our member clubs, I would like to pass on our sincere and deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the entire Royal Family.
“Prince Philip played an enormously important role in the life of Great Britain for more than seven decades. His devotion to duty and his commitment to public service were shining examples to the whole of the United Kingdom and the wider Commonwealth.
“The many contributions he made to society, from his role in promoting conservation and the environment to his patronage of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, have left an indelible mark. As a mark of respect, there will be a minute’s silence prior to matches this weekend.”
Hearts sent a message, saying: “Everyone at Heart of Midlothian Football Club is saddened by the passing of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. We extend our sympathies to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family at this difficult time.”
Hibs added: “Everyone at Hibernian Football Club is saddened to learn of the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who had such a wonderful affinity with our city. Our thoughts are with Her Majesty the Queen and all the Royal Family.
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