Swansea City to mark passing of Queen Elizabeth II
Swansea City can confirm the club will join all home teams in the EFL by paying tribute to the memory of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II prior to tonight’s fixture against Sheffield United.
The late head of state passed away last Thursday at the age of 96, after serving the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth with unwavering dedication and distinction during her 70-year reign.
As the only EFL club hosting a fixture within Wales this evening we find ourselves in a unique position, and we feel it is appropriate during a time of national mourning to join the rest of the league in paying our respects.
There will be a minute’s silence prior to kick-off this evening, while players from both sides will also wear black armbands.
We would ask supporters in attendance – at a time when the eyes of the wider world are on football as it pays tribute to Her late Majesty – to respectfully observe the minute’s silence.
As a club our thoughts remain with the Royal Family at this difficult time.