Leominster Town Council Statement regarding the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
The councillors and staff of Leominster Town Council are deeply saddened at the news of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.
The Duke of Edinburgh was the longest-serving royal consort in British history.
Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time.
The statement from Buckingham Palace reads:
It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces 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.
Further announcements will be made in due course.
The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.
Friday, 9 April 2021
Statement on behalf of Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant, Edward Harley OBE
The Royal Family have the safety and wellbeing of the public in mind during these challenging times. The Family therefore ask that anyone wishing to express their condolences following the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh does so in the safest way possible.
In accordance with public health advice, members of the public are asked to continue to follow the current Government coronavirus guidelines, particularly on avoiding meeting in large groups to keep themselves and others safe.
An online Book of Condolence has been set up on the Royal website.
Members of the public may wish to consider making a donation to a charity of their choice, or one of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Patronages in memory of His Royal Highness, instead of leaving floral tributes.
Cllr Clive Thomas Mayor of Leominster’s Statement
On behalf of the People of Leominster I would like to express my deepest
sympathy to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family upon the death
of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip. This country has lost a good statesman
who has shown great loyalty. He will be sorely missed.
Cllr Clive Thomas, Mayor of Leominster
To sign the online Book of Condolence
An online book of condolence has been set up on the Royal Family’s official website for those who wish to offer a personal message of condolence.
A statement from the Royal Family Twitter account reads: “During the current public health situation, Books of Condolence will not be available for the public to sign.
“The Royal Family ask that members of the public consider making a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes in memory of The Duke.”
To sign the online book of condolence please click here