East Preston Parish Council joins the nation in mourning the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.
The Chairman, Cllr Steve Toney, made this statement: “For the past 73 years, His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, has been at the heart of the British Royal Family. Not only has he been a constant support to his wife, Her Majesty the Queen, but highly active in his own capacity.
“Many East Preston residents will have happy memories of the sense of achievement gained through their involvement in the Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme.
“East Preston Parish Council sends The Queen and all members of the Royal Family its sincere condolences.
“May he rest in peace.”
An online book of condolence has been opened on Buckingham Palace’s website. Due to the restrictions and safety measures required during the Coronavirus Pandemic, no physical books of condolence are currently available.
Because of the current COVID-19 guidance and restrictions, people are urged to please avoid gathering in public places: for example, rather than laying flowers in a public area, they may wish to display a floral tribute at home.