Buckingham Palace has announced the death of HRH Prince Philip today Friday 9 April 2021.
Local political leaders have shared their condolences. In a joint statement the leaders said:
“On behalf of our residents, we would like to offer our deepest sympathies to the Royal Family on the passing of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
“We recognise the Duke’s long service to our country and his dedication to Her Majesty the Queen.
“Our condolences to all who mourn his loss.”
Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty, Convenor of the Green Group, Leader of the Council
Councillor Nancy Platts, leader of the Labour Group
Councillor Steve Bell, leader of the Conservative Group
Funeral and condolence books
Details of the funeral will be announced by the Palace. You can find information on the Royal Family website.
Message from the Mayor of Brighton & Hove
Councillor Alan Robins, the Mayor of the City of Brighton & Hove, has expressed his condolences to the Royal Family.
He said: “I’m saddened to hear of the news from the Palace that His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, has passed away. On behalf of the citizens of Brighton & Hove and the council I wish to pass our condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and all the members of the Royal Family.”
Message from the Lord Lieutenant for East Sussex
Peter Field, the Lord Lieutenant for East Sussex, has also expressed sympathy. He said: “It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh (10.6.1921 – 09.04.2021)
“His Royal Highness was born on 10 June 1921 and since their marriage in November 1947 he has been a constant support and companion to Her Majesty The Queen and has touched the hearts of all in East Sussex.
“His commitment to our Queen and our nation has been total and I am sure you will join with me in sending our sincere condolences to Her Majesty and the whole Royal family on his passing.”
Service of commemoration for HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
A service of commemoration was held for HRH Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh at All Saints Church in Hove on 16 April 2021. The Mayor of Brighton & Hove and HM Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex paid tribute to his life of public service.