Book of condolence for Prince Philip to be opened in South Ribble

South Ribble Council will be opening a virtual book of condolence for residents to sign in honour of Prince Philip.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 3:44 pm
Updated Friday, 9th April 2021, 3:46 pm
Council leader Paul Foster

The Council will also be flying flags on all council buildings at half-mast.

Cllr Paul Foster, Leader of South Ribble Borough Council, said: “We are incredibly saddened to learn of the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh.

“On behalf of South Ribble Borough Council and all our residents, I would like to express our deepest condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and The Royal Family.

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“Prince Phillip was not only a remarkable public figure, he was also an utterly devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

“We are all extremely thankful for Prince Phillip’s incredible service to the United Kingdom, both as the longest-serving consort in history and as one of the last surviving veterans of the Second World War.

“The Prince earned a place in the hearts of the nation through his unwavering support of Her Majesty The Queen, and inspired countless young people in South Ribble and across the country through his Duke of Edinburgh awards scheme.

“We join with the entire nation in mourning the loss of such a beloved man and in giving thanks for his extraordinary life and service.”

To sign the book, visit: www.southribble.gov.uk