Shropshire Council

Death of The Duke of Edinburgh 1921 - 2021

Duke of Edinburgh

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Leaders pay tribute to the passing of H.R.H The Duke of Edinburgh (10 June 1921 to 9 April 2021)

The Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire and leaders of Shropshire Council today express their deep sadness at the death of H.R.H The Duke of Edinburgh.

Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire Anna Turner said;

“I am sure I speak for the people of Shropshire in expressing the huge sadness on the death of H.R.H The Duke of Edinburgh. We remember him with affection and gratitude for his support to the Queen, his sense of fun and his dedication to duty.

“Many young people are especially thankful for his initiation of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and his work with wildlife, sport and the Armed Forces.

“We shall miss him, and offer our greatest sympathy to The Queen and the Royal Family on their loss of a much-loved husband, father, grandfather and friend.”

Ann Hartley, Chairman of Shropshire Council, said;

“Please know that our whole county, and all of us at Shropshire Council, are deeply saddened by the news of the death of H.R.H The Duke of Edinburgh. The people of Shropshire are in mourning and their thoughts are with The Queen and the Royal Family at this time.  

“The Union flag will be flown at half-mast at Shirehall from today, until 8am on the day following the funeral.”

Peter Nutting, Leader of Shropshire Council, said;

“I am profoundly saddened by the news of the death of H.R.H The Duke of Edinburgh. On behalf of everyone at Shropshire Council, I wish to convey our deepest sympathy to the Royal Family. I know the people of Shropshire will join us in mourning and offer their sincere condolences during this time. I am sure we will all be looking for our own way to remember and reflect on his life.

Andy Begley, Shropshire Council’s chief executive, added:

“It is with great sadness that we hear of the death of H.R.H The Duke of Edinburgh. There is no doubt that his devotion to H.M The Queen was an enduring source of strength and comfort. I would like to offer my deepest condolences to all members of the Royal Family.

“Due to the current coronavirus Lockdown restrictions, as with councils across the UK, Shropshire Council will be commemorating the passing of H.R.H The Duke of Edinburgh in line with the current Government guidelines. We urge people not to gather in large crowds, and to continue to follow the Government guidelines during the current Lockdown restrictions. When restrictions are further lifted and it is safe to do so, there will be opportunities to come together to reflect and mourn.”

Flags flying at half-mast

Flags are flying at half-mast where possible and safe to do so, from today until 8am on the day following the funeral.

Book of condolence

Members of the public can now sign the national online Condolence Book at The Royal Family website here: www.royal.uk/