His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
The members and officers at Newark and Sherwood District Council are deeply saddened at the news. Our thoughts are with Her Majesty The Queen and The Royal Family.
The flag at Castle House has been lowered to half mast as we remember his lifetime of service to our country.
Councillor Rob Crowe, Chairman of Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “On behalf of the District Council and the people of Newark and Sherwood, I would like to express our condolences and gratitude for the lifetime of service given by His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. My thoughts are with Her Majesty The Queen and The Royal Family at this difficult time.”
Sir John Peace, the Lord Lieutenant for Nottinghamshire, said: “I am very saddened to hear of the passing of HRH Prince Philip and our thoughts and prayers are with HM the Queen and the rest of the Royal Family at this difficult time. HRH has been an active supporter of Nottinghamshire during his many years of dedicated service and his presence within the county will be greatly missed. I remember the man – the sense of humour, the sharp insights and more importantly, the work he has done for young people through the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. His contribution has been immense and it needs to be recognised by everyone. Over the next few days I will making plans to give people in Nottinghamshire the opportunity to pay tribute in the most appropriate and safest way but in a way that is fitting for a man that gave so much to this country.”
The ceremonial royal funeral for HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh will be held at St George’s Chapel, in the grounds of Windsor Castle, at 3pm on Saturday, 17 April. The event will be televised.
At 3pm, a minute’s silence will be held nationwide, in memory of the Duke.
An Evensong Including Prayers and Devotion to HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh will be held at Southwell Minster on Friday afternoon. This will be live streamed on the Southwell Minster YouTube page. This service is by invitation-only due to COVID-19 restrictions and will include representatives of organisations throughout Nottinghamshire, and individuals who have a connection with the Duke himself, or one of the organisations he supported.
The Royal Family ask that members of the public consider making a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes.
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.
Over the course of his life, The Duke of Edinburgh was patron or president of some 992 organisations, with special interests in scientific and technological research and development, industry, the welfare of young people, conservation and the environment and the encouragement of sport.
An online book of condolence is available on the Royal Family website for residents to leave a message of condolence.
For any resident who does not have online access, they can call Nottinghamshire County Council on 0300 500 8080 for assistance in leaving a message.
Messages of condolence can also be left by writing to Nottinghamshire County Council at the Freepost address: FREEPOST RTCU-CTYJ-XXKA, Duke of Edinburgh Condolence, Nottinghamshire County Council, County Hall, Loughborough Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP.
Selected libraries are also offering a service for messages of condolence, please contact your local Nottinghamshire library for more information.
If you wish to send a letter, then it should be sent to: Brigadier Archie Miller-Bakewell, Private Secretary to His late Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA