Sports people and organisations have been remembering the life of Prince Philip, following his death at the age of 99.
The Duke Of Edinburgh died peacefully on Friday morning at Windsor Castle.
Prince Philip had strong links to several sports, including cricket, having served two terms as MCC President in 1949-50 and 1974-75, and he was also patron of the Lord’s Taverners, a youth cricket and disability charity.
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“I’m sure I speak for the entire cricket family when I say how sad I am to hear of the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh”, said England and Wales Cricket Board chair Ian Watmore.
His passion for the game we all love was well known and the trophies presented to the men’s and women’s county champions are a tribute to his dedication to our sport. We owe him a great debt for his support and passion over many decades.
Prince Philip fielding in a cricket match in 1958
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The Football Association, whose president is the Duke of Edinburgh’s grandson, Prince William, has sent its “deepest condolences” to the Queen and says flags at Wembley Stadium and St George’s Park will fly at half-mast, while the Premier League and SPFL have announced that there will be a minute's silence before all matches this weekend.
Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho interrupted his news conference, sending his condolences and sharing his sadness, saying he has “deep respect” for the royal family and that “it’s not just this country sharing this feeling”.
Prince Philip helped develop the sport of carriage driving and also played polo. Between 1964 and 1986 he was president of the International Federation for Equestrian Sports. He shared his love of horses with the Queen, who he accompanied multiple times at Royal Ascot.
The British Olympic Association said the "thoughts of the nation" are with the royal family, sharing an image of the London 2012 torch relay, while the Rugby Football Union expressed its sadness, and Scottish Rugby said flags will be flown at half-mast at Murrayfield.
Five-time Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft reflected on completing the Duke of Edinburgh award and said he cared deeply about young people.
A two minute silence was observed by everyone at Craven Cottage ahead of Fulham's Premier League clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Friday evening.
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