Punters at Duke of Edinburgh pub say he was ‘someone you could have a pint with’

Drinkers at a pub named after Prince Philip said he was "someone you could have a pint with" as they paid tribute to the late royal on the day of his funeral.

Regulars at the Duke of Edinburgh in Hull marked today's funeral by joining in with the minute's silence during the televised ceremony.

“I feel like he was a really iconic person and he spoke his mind more than anything else," said Alfie Stanford, 18.

“He clearly didn’t want anything special but I feel like we do owe him a lot for his service to the Queen and definitely to his country.

“I feel like everyone in the country should have marked the minute’s silence no matter where you was and whatever you were doing.

“I feel you should have stopped and reflected on the man’s life.”

Prince Philip died last Saturday aged 99. The cause of death has not yet been confirmed.

Fellow punter Mark Dawson, 43, added that the duke was “a really good chap” and “somebody you could have a pint with”.

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He said: “The Duke of Edinburgh would have been a fitting place to have a drink with him.”

Mr Dawson admitted it was a “sombre moment”, but everyone wanted to remember “the good man that he was”.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s landlord, former soldier Mark Miller, said it was a shame the Covid restrictions limited how much the pub could mark the occasion.

He said: “He was colourful character in his time and there’ll be a lot of veterans sad to see him go.”

Mr Miller said there was no chance he would change the name of the pub following Philip’s death.

“It’s a poignant name, we’re never going to change it,” he said.

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