Peterborough’s online book of condolence and letter to Queen following death of Prince Philip

Flags are flying at half-mast in the City as Peterborough mourns the sad news of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 7:37 pm
Prince Philip (Credit: Getty Images)

The city’s Mayor Cllr Gul Nawaz is to send a letter of condolence to Her Majesty The Queen on behalf of all of Peterborough’s citizens.

He said: “It is with deep sadness that we received the news today of the death of His Royal Highness. The loss of this remarkable man, who has been a feature of our lives for so many years, is compounded for many by the loss of their own family members and close friends over this past year.

“The people of Peterborough hold the whole of the Royal Family in very deep affection.

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“Like the rest of the country we will mourn his passing but also remember the dedication he brought to his role of supporting HM The Queen throughout the 73 years of their marriage and the whole of her reign. Our thoughts are with her and her whole family.

“I would invite all people in the City who would like to, to contribute their thoughts in the online book of condolence that has been set up on our website and which will remain open until 6pm on Saturday, April 17th.

“People can also send their condolences by post marked ‘condolence book’ to the Town Hall for us to include, or place in a marked box which will be set up in all Peterborough libraries which re-open to the public from Monday.”

Instead of marking the death of His Royal Highness by laying flowers in public places, the Palace has suggested people who wish to could make a donation to a charity connected to His Royal Highness, such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.