Mid Sussex mourns the loss of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

PR2353/TS/MF - 12/04/2021

Mid Sussex District Council joins the nation in mourning His Royal Highness Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away on 9 April 2021.

Councillor Colin Trumble, Chairman of Mid Sussex District Council said:

“Elected representatives and staff at Mid Sussex District Council are deeply saddened at the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

“The whole Council wishes to convey its deepest and most sincere condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family at this time of national mourning.

“His Royal Highness Prince Phillip, The Duke of Edinburgh, was the longest serving of any British consort and he gave such dedicated and distinguished service to the Crown, the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.

“In founding the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, His Royal Highness Prince Phillip helped to change so many lives, equipping and empowering young people from all communities to build the skills, confidence, and resilience they need to make the most out of life.

“He will be greatly missed.”

The Chairman of the Council will be sending an official letter of condolence to the Royal family at this difficult time.

As a mark of respect, a flag is being flown at half-mast from Mid Sussex District Council’s Oaklands offices in Haywards Heath and will continue to do so until after the funeral.

An online book of condolence has been opened on the Buckingham Palace website, www.royal.uk/ for those who wish to express their sadness.