Nottingham City Council opens online book of condolence for Prince Philip

Nottingham City Council is marking the death of HRH Prince Philip by lowering the council house flag and opening an opening book of condolence.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 3:34 pm

Buckingham Palace announced his death today, saying he passed away peacefully at Windsor Castle.

The Duke of Edinburgh, aged 99, had recently being suffering from ill health.

People can add messages to an online book of condolence opened by the council here.

Nottingham City Council has opened an online book of condolence for Prince Philip

Due to coronavirus restrictions not permitting large gatherings, there are no current plans to carry out commemorative events and laying of flowers in tribute is sadly not advisable in the current circumstances.

Details of how the city will mark his death will follow in due course.

Coun David Mellen, city council leader, said: “It’s incredibly sad news that Prince Philip has died, he has given long and faithful service to this country and years of devotion to the Queen.

"Among his many achievements, the Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme stands as a lasting legacy which has helped many thousands of young people to gain confidence in themselves and find their way in life.

“I’m sure the thoughts of Nottingham people, like mine, are with the Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family at this time.”

Coun Rosemary Healy, Lord Mayor of Nottingham, added: “I extend my deep sympathy to Her Majesty the Queen and the rest of the Royal Family on this terribly sad day.

"Prince Philip has served alongside the Queen as husband and consort for over 70 years and his contribution to public life will not be forgotten.”