HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, 1921 - 2021

HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, 1921 - 2021

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The Council is saddened to hear that his Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh passed away peacefully on Friday morning at Windsor Castle.

Read the statement from the Royal Household (opens in new window).

Message from Chairman of the Council

Bassetlaw District Council Chairman, Councillor Deborah Merryweather, said:

“I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. On behalf of the residents of Bassetlaw, I have conveyed our heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and her family.

“The Duke’s life has brought hope and happiness to his family, the British public, Members of the Commonwealth and people around the world.

“He was a patron, president, or member of over 780 organisations and served as chairman of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, which has become the world's leading youth achievement award.

“The Duke was also involved in a great many charities, with special interests in scientific and technological research, the conservation of the environment and the encouragement of sport.

“As the longest serving British Consort, he served our country with distinction since joining the Royal Navy in 1939.  We will all remember him fondly for carrying out his official duties professionally and for being a constant companion and Consort to Her Majesty the Queen during many years of marriage.”

Book of Condolence

Members of the public wishing to express their condolences are encouraged to send a message to the Royal Family via the online Book of Condolence (opens in new window).

Floral tributes 

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 of the Duke of Edinburgh

The ceremonial royal funeral for HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh will be held at St George’s Chapel, in the grounds of Windsor Castle, at 3pm on Saturday, 17 April. The event will be televised.

At 3pm, a minute’s silence will be held nationwide, in memory of the Duke. The country is currently in a period of national mourning, which will end on the day of the funeral.

Read more details about the funeral of The Duke of Edinburgh (opens in new window).

In Nottinghamshire

Bassetlaw District Council Chairman, Cllr Deborah Merryweather will represent Bassetlaw at a closed Evensong Service for HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Southwell Minster this afternoon.

You can watch the service, which starts at 4.30pm, on the Southwell Minster YouTube page. This service is by invitation-only due to COVID-19 restrictions and will include representatives of organisations across Nottinghamshire, and individuals who have a connection with the Duke himself or one of the organisations he supported.


Last Updated on Tuesday, April 27, 2021