His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Following the sad announcement of the passing of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, The Mayor of Workington, Cllr Janet King, has released the following statement:
"I am very sad to hear the news of Prince Philip’s passing. I send my deepest personal condolences and those of Workington Town Council and of the people of Workington to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family. One of a kind, who did much for our country, Prince Philip will be sadly missed."
Flag at the Town Hall:
The flag at the Town Hall is now being flown at half-mast. It will remain in position until 8am on the day following the ceremonial funeral.
Book of Condolence:
Please be aware that in order to comply with COVID-19 restrictions in place, and to reduce the risk of transmission, The Royal Family has asked that no Books of Condolence are to be made available in public buildings for people to sign in person. The Royal Family respectfully requests that individuals use the official online Book of Condolence:
Condolence messages for those without internet access:
Cumbria County Council has set up an alternative option for people who do not have access to the internet. They have set up a FREEPOST address where members of the public can place their written condolence in an envelope and send it to Cumbria County Council for free by addressing their envelope to: FREEPOST CUMBRIA COUNTY COUNCIL. All condolence messages received will be collated and archived at Cumbria Archives with a letter from the Lord-Lieutenant of Cumbria addressed to HM The Queen.
The Duke of Edinburgh's funeral and a National Minute of Silence
The Duke of Edinburgh's Funeral will take place on Saturday 17 April 2021 at 3pm in St George's Chapel, Windsor.
The Funeral Service will begin with a National Minute's Silence at 3pm. The service will be preceded by a ceremonial procession inside the grounds of Windsor Castle.