Thursday, 15 April, 2021
Councillors and Officers of Surrey Heath Borough Council are deeply saddened at the news of the death of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time.
The Mayor of Surrey Heath Borough Council, Councillor Pat Tedder, has paid tribute to His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in his 99th year.
The Mayor said, "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. 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."
There will be a national period of mourning, beginning immediately. The flag outside the Council offices will be flown at half-mast during this period.
Residents who wish to sign the book of condolence can do so online at www.royal.uk. We are also requesting residents to make a donation to charity, in lieu of flowers.
Cllr Pat Tedder, The Mayor of Surrey Heath 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.