HRH Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh passed away this morning at Windsor Castle
The sad news that HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh passed away this morning at Windsor Castle.
You may find it helpful to be aware of the following information and plans:-
- The Royal website (www.royal.gov.uk) will issue further announcements in due course.
- The Lord Lieutenancy will be taking a lead role across Leicestershire and information will be posted on www.leicestershire.gov.uk.
- Blaby District Council has set up a page on its website, further information, including the timetable of events, will be published when it becomes available.
- FLORAL TRIBUTES: We are awaiting further information and clarification on the laying of floral tributes due to pandemic but we are aware that the laying of floral tributes is discouraged to avoid large gatherings.
- BOOK OF CONDOLENCE: Due to the pandemic, virtual books of condolence are being opened. The Lord Lieutenant has set up a virtual book of condolence at https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/book-of-condolence
- Local districts will be directing the general public to this site. It is also likely that the Royal website will open up a virtual book of condolence in the coming hours/days and we will be sharing those details on our website when they become available. PLEASE NOTE THAT Leicestershire County Council have unpublished the link to the virtual book of condolence, please keep an eye on the link as we would expect it to become live again very soon.
- As a mark of respect and in line with protocol, Blaby District Council will be flying its flag at half- mast until 08:00am on the day after the funeral.
- At the request of The Duke of Edinburgh, there will be no state funeral (further details on the timetable will be published on the Council's website).
- Blaby District Council will be observing 2 minutes silence at 11am on the day of the funeral.
Posted: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 16:53 by Tina Cox