The Councillors and Officers of Mole Valley District Council are deeply saddened at the news of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time.
Funeral of The Duke of Edinburgh
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 three o'clock. The service will be preceded by a ceremonial procession inside the grounds of Windsor Castle.
It will be a Ceremonial Royal Funeral, rather than a State Funeral, in line with The Duke of Edinburgh's own personal wishes.
Further details on the Funeral Service and the Order of Service can be found on the Royal Family website.
During this period of national mourning, we expect many people will wish to pay their respects. Although this is an extraordinarily difficult time for many, we are asking residents not to gather at Royal Residences and to continue following government guidelines particularly on avoiding meeting in large groups and on minimising travel. COVID-19 is still very much present in our communities and we must remain cautious and vigilant to stop the virus spreading.
Please visit the Royal Family website to leave a tribute in the national online book of condolence. Please note, physical books of condolence are not advised due to COVID-19.
The website also gives the following advice on flowers: Members of the public may wish to consider making a donation to a charity of their choice, or one of The Duke of Edinburgh's Patronages in memory of His Royal Highness, instead of leaving floral tributes.
Message of Condolence from the Chairman of Mole Valley District Council
Councillor Mary Huggins, Chairman of Mole Valley District Council, said: “On behalf of all Mole Valley District Council’s Councillors and staff, I would like to join our local communities and the whole Nation in expressing our heartfelt condolences following the sad death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
“Prince Philip has been a wonderful example to us all in his constant dedication to the service of our country and the Commonwealth, and his steadfast support of Her Majesty the Queen. We share the Royal Family’s sorrow and wish them every comfort in their – and our – loss. May he Rest in Peace.”