Death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

It is with great sadness that Buckinghamshire Council hears of the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

The Chairman of the Council, Richard Scott said:

"On behalf of the people of Buckinghamshire and the members and staff of Buckinghamshire Council, we send our deepest condolences to The Royal Family on behalf of the residents of Buckinghamshire.

We stand alongside the nation and indeed the world as we all come to terms with the news. Those of us in local government particularly, will recognise the immense contribution to public duty and service that Prince Philip made, together with everything he did for our County and for the nation as a whole.

Alongside the country, we are united in grief but together in our thoughts and memories. Our deepest sympathies once again.”

Flags will fly at half-mast at the Council offices in Amersham, Aylesbury, Denham and High Wycombe from 9 April until after the funeral has taken place. There will also be a one-minute silence on Saturday 17 April at 3pm.

In line with national guidance due to the pandemic, we are not able to host and open physical books of condolence as it is not safe to do so. We would however encourage those who would like to share a message to sign Buckingham Palace’s online book of condolence.

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. Visit www.royal.uk for details.

Donations

There is no official arrangement for giving donations in memory of The Duke of Edinburgh.

However, members of the public who wish to make a donation as a tribute to His Royal Highness are encouraged to give to a charity of their choosing or one of the charities or organisations which The Duke of Edinburgh supported in his public duties - visit www.royal.uk for details.

Duke of Edinburgh

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh