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FA confirm Premier League plan after Prince Philip's death.

The Football Association has confirmed that all football fixtures will go ahead as planned this weekend following the sad death of Prince Philips.

Buckingham palace today has confirmed with deep sorrows that the duke of Edinburgh had died at the age of 99.

A statement from Buckingham palace said :“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”

The royal family will now enter an Official Royal mourning period of 30 days, after which everyone will return to their public life.

But the FA has confirmed that after sourcing guidance from the Royal household and the government, all matches will take place this weekend as planned, "We can confirm all football fixtures this evening and over the weekend can continue at the discretion of competition organizers,” a statement from the governing body read.

However, FA recommends that a minute of silence should be held at all matches in honor of the deceased Prince Philips of Edinburgh.

Liverpool will take on Aston villa on Saturday afternoon at Anfield and Everton take on Brighton & hove Albion at Amex on Monday night.

Speaking at the start of the press conference on Friday afternoon, Everton's boss, Carlo Ancelotti offered his condolences from everyone at the club to the Queen and the Royal family.

Both Liverpool and Everton including the Premier League post messages on their social media pages. Liverpool's read: "As a mark of respect, Liverpool Football Club will mark the passing of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, by flying club flags at half-mast. May he rest in peace."

While a social media tribute from Everton read: “We extend our deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen, FA President HRH The Duke of Cambridge and the Royal Family following the passing of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at the age of 99.”

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