His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh


Friday, 9 April, 2021

Update Thursday, 15 April, 2021:

Cllr Pat Tedder, The Mayor of Surrey Heath has also recorded this video to extend her sympathy, and that of the Council and residents to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family after the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh.


Message from Her Majesty The Queen

It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss. 
Dated: Friday 9 April 2021

Messages of condolence

You can send a message of condolence using a form on the Royal website.

Floral tributes

The Royal Family have the safety and wellbeing of the public in mind during these challenging times. The Family therefore ask that anyone wishing to express their condolences does so in the safest way possible, and that the public not gather at Royal Residences.
In accordance with public health advice, members of the public are asked to continue to follow the current Government coronavirus guidelines, particularly on avoiding meeting in large groups and on minimising travel, to keep themselves and others safe. 
Members of the public may wish to consider making a donation to a charity of their choice, or one of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Patronages in memory of His Royal Highness, instead of leaving floral tributes.

Funeral arrangements

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip's funeral will take place at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday 17 April. Only 30 people can attend the funeral because of COVID rules. The public has been asked to stay away.
The Royal Family's website has information on funeral arrangements, as well as many tributes to the His Royal Highness The Prince Philip.

National minute's silence

A national minute's silence will be held to coincide with the start of the funeral at 15:00 BST on Saturday 17 April.

Messages from Surrey Heath Borough Council

"On behalf of the people of Surrey Heath I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to Her Majesty the Queen and members of the Royal Family following the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
The Duke of Edinburgh was much loved and widely respected by people in Britain and throughout the world.
He will be sorely missed but the memory of his dedication to duty and loyalty to his family and country will remain with us and act as an example for us in the years ahead."
- Cllr Pat Tedder, Mayor of Surrey Heath.