Mayor and Council Leader express Council’s sadness at the death of HRH Prince Philip
The Right Worshipful Mayor of Gloucester, Cllr Kate Haigh and the leader of Gloucester City Council, Cllr Richard Cook have expressed great sadness following the announcement of the death of HRH Prince Philip:
“On behalf of all of Gloucester City Council’s councillors and staff, we would like to say how deeply sad we all are at the news of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s death. We send our sincere condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and all her family at this time.
“The loss of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh is one that will be felt across the globe. We have been fortunate enough to welcome HRH The Duke of Edinburgh to the city on a number of occasions, and each time we could feel his warmth and fondness for Gloucester.”
“As a mark of respect for HRH The Duke of Edinburgh flags on all council buildings are being flown at half mast.”
Book of condolence and floral tributes
For those who wish to leave a message, a national online book of condolence is available via The Royal Family website https://www.royal.uk/
The official guidance on this mourning period are that, for public health reasons relating to the Covid pandemic, people should avoid laying floral tributes in any public spaces. Instead, people who would like to express their grief on the death of His Royal Highness are invited to make a donation to one of His Royal Highness’ many patronages as a fitting way of paying tribute to his remarkable legacy. A list of His Royal Highness’ patronages, and how you can donate can be found on the Royal website.
Funeral and ceremonial arrangements for His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh have been confirmed https://www.royal.uk/funeral-duke-edinburgh-0
Online memorial service
Gloucester Cathedral in partnership with the Diocese of Gloucester and the Gloucestershire Lieutenancy will live-stream a Memorial Evensong Service to celebrate and give thanks for the life of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.