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The Chairman of the Council would like to express the deep sadness with which we received news of the death of The Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke has served our country with great distinction throughout his life and our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with The Queen and the rest of the Royal Family at this sad time. Accordingly, the Council’s flag will be flown in line with protocol until the day following the funeral.

For those wishing to leave a message, an e-book of condolence is available on the official Royal website ( or by emailing

In line with Government advice on social contact during this sensitive time, we are asking residents not to lay flowers within the Council grounds.

The Royal Household understand that members of the public would like to express their grief on the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. Making a donation to one of His Royal Highness’s many patronages is a fitting way of paying tribute to his remarkable legacy. A list of His Royal Highness’s patronages, and how you can donate can be found on the Royal Website.

In light of the continued COVID-19 public health rules and guidance, we are supporting the Royal Household in asking members of the public not to gather at Royal Residences. Please continue to follow the public health advice particularly on avoiding meeting in large groups and minimising travel.