Mourning the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
We mourn with the nation Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, pictured here on a Royal visit to Matlock with the Queen in July 2014.
All our thoughts are with Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family at this sad time.
The Union Flag at Derbyshire Dales District Council's Matlock Town Hall headquarters and the flag at The Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale will continue to fly at half mast as a mark of respect.
National Mourning has been declared until the day of the funeral (Saturday 17 April, 3pm) www.royal.uk/mourning
Book of CondolenceAn online Book of Condolence is now available at www.royal.uk
DonationsThe Royal Family ask that members of the public consider making a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes. See https://www.royal.uk/donations.
The Derbyshire Lieutenancy Office is operated by Derbyshire Dales District Council and HM Lord-Lieutenant of Derbyshire, Mrs. Elizabeth Fothergill, CBE, has issued this statement:
I am enormously saddened to hear of the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with HM The Queen and all the members of the Royal family.HRH Prince Philip was a truly remarkable man who was endlessly loyal and supportive to HM The Queen. Together they made a wonderful team, upholding and enriching the values of the British Monarchy and Commonwealth over many decades, always putting duty and service before personal interests.A charismatic man who was ahead of his time in many ways, he was endlessly talented with a huge range of skills, knowledge and sporting expertise. He leaves a fantastic legacy in the Duke of Edinburgh's Awards Scheme which he founded, ensuring vast numbers of young people have life enhancing experiences and opportunities to reach their potential. His Royal Highness will be sadly missed, we shall not see his like again.
Posted: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 10:58 by Ian Adkin