HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Message from Her Majesty The Queen

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. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss. 

Dated: Friday 9 April 2021

Messages of condolence

You can send a message of condolence using a form on the Royal website.

Floral tributes

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 does so in the safest way possible, and that the public not gather at Royal Residences.

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 and on minimising travel, to keep themselves and others safe. 

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.

Funeral arrangements

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip's funeral will take place at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday 17 April. Only 30 people can attend the funeral because of COVID rules. The public has been asked to stay away.

The Royal Family's website has information on funeral arrangements, as well as many tributes to the His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

National one minute silence

A national one minute silence will be held to coincide with the start of the funeral at 15:00 BST on Saturday 17 April.

Cathedral Evening Service 

to include prayers of thanksgiving for HRH Prince Philip, Friday 16 April, 5.30pm

Alongside the rest of the country we were saddened at the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh.

On the eve of his funeral in Windsor, in Guildford Cathedral we will hold an Evening Service which will include prayers of thanksgiving.

Join the Dean and other Cathedral Clergy, with music from the Cathedral Choir, prayers and readings from the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey and the High Sheriff of Surrey, and a homily by The Right Reverend Jo Wells, Bishop of Dorking.

The service will be live streamed and all are invited to join us virtually.

Messages from Elmbridge Borough Council

The Mayor of Elmbridge, Councillor Mary Sheldon, on behalf of Elmbridge Borough Council extends her deepest condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family, on the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The Union flag will be flown at half-mast at the Civic Centre in Esher as a mark of respect.

“His Royal Highness The Prince Philip’s public service over many years was an inspiration to us all. His commitment to young people especially, with the establishment of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, truly enhanced the lives of so many and that legacy will live on for generations to come.”

The Chief Executive of Elmbridge Borough Council, Mr. Robert Moran, extends his condolence on the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh:

“His Royal Highness The Prince Philip was a committed public servant who believed in duty, standards in public life and civic pride. These ideals are as important now as they have ever been. He will be remembered for his tremendous support to Her Majesty The Queen and we join with the nation in mourning his death.”

Date published: Sunday 11 April 2021

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