Opportunity to sign the Book of Condolence for Prince Philip

Source: UK Gov

On Friday Buckingham Palace announced the death of the Duke of Edinburgh after a short illness and members of the public are being asked to sign the official Book of Condolence if they wish to express their condolences. This is available at the Royal Family Website.

A notice informing the public of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh was placed on the gates of Buckingham Palace. It read:

“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced 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.”

At the express request of HRH Duke of Edinburgh, and in line with current COVID restrictions, there will be no official ceremonial events during this period.

Although this is an extraordinarily difficult time for many, the public are being asked to not to gather at Royal Residences, and to continue to follow public health advice particularly on avoiding meeting in large groups and on minimising travel.

The Government are supporting the Royal Household in asking that floral tributes should not be laid at Hillsborough Castle at this time. The Royal Family have also asked that members of the public consider making a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes in memory of The Duke of Edinburgh.

An online Book of Condolence is now available should members of the public wish to express their condolences. This is available at the Royal Family Website.

Further details of the funeral will be announced by Buckingham Palace in due course.


  1. So very sad to hear of the passing of Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh.
    Yes, he was 99 and had a long distinguished life as Consort to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.
    His legacy will live on for many years with his “Award scheme” started in 1956 and administered
    by Sir John Hunt of Everest fame. Thousands of young people all over the world took advantage
    to gain their awards, and show pride in their achievements by doing so.
    A man of courage, pride, and resolution in his own inimitable way.
    RIP Sir.

  2. May The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh RIP.
    My Condolences to Her Majesty and Members of the Royal Family.


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