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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021

“The death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, is very sad news indeed and we in Rooksdown Parish Council mourn the passing of such a great man. He has been a devoted and loving support alongside our Queen for more than seven decades and a familiar pillar of reliability to everyone in this nation. The consummate public servant, his unique mix of dedication and humour has been a feature throughout all of our lives. Our thoughts are with Her Majesty The Queen, and the whole of the Royal Family. RIP.” Cllr Paul Mahoney, Chairman, Rooksdown Parish Council.

The Royal Family has set up an official e-book of condolence at A selection of messages received will be passed onto members of the Royal Family and may be held in the Royal Archives.

In light of the current COVID-19 restrictions, and in line with the Royal Family’s wishes, residents wanting to express their condolences are being encouraged to make a donation to a charity of their choice, or one of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Patronages in his memory, instead of leaving floral tributes. More information about the charities and organisations the Duke supported are at