Supermarkets across the UK have announced they will be silent for a minute today at 3 p.m. to commemorate Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
The nation will observe a minute’s silence at the beginning of the funeral, which takes place today at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor.
Retailers have told their customers that they too will be silent – which means the checkouts will stop and the staff will remain calm as a token of respect.
Tesco said today: “Join us at 3pm as we observe a minute’s silence in memory of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.”
Aldi said: “Today at 3pm, Aldi will join the nation in a minute’s silence to pay our respects to HRH, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.”
Sainsbury’s said: “On the occasion of the death of His Royal Highness the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, we will observe a minute’s silence today at 3pm to allow all of our colleagues and customers to pay their respects.”
Lidl said: “This afternoon at 3pm we will observe a minute’s silence to remind HRH, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. If you want to celebrate the occasion, we ask you to join us.”
Marks and Spencer said: “Today we commemorate the remarkable life of His Royal Highness the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts at this time are with Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family. We shall break the national minute’s silence on M & S watch away at 3pm. “
The cooperative said: “Please keep a minute’s silence with us at 3pm while we show our respect.”