It is with deep sadness and sorrow that North East Derbyshire joins the country in mourning following the announcement from Buckingham Palace that His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has passed away.
Councillor Pat Antcliff, Chair of North East Derbyshire District Council said;
“I am incredibly sad to hear of the passing of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. On behalf of North East Derbyshire District Council and our residents and businesses in the District I will be writing to Her Majesty the Queen to offer our thoughts and condolences at this sad time”.
“During his career His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh worked tirelessly with hundreds of charities and organisations, leaving behind a fitting reminder of his work in the fantastic Duke of Edinburgh Award which so many young people have completed”.
“We have lowered the flag to half-mast at our District Council offices as a mark of respect”.
Councillor Alex Dale, Leader of North East Derbyshire District Council said,
“Our thoughts are with Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family during this incredibly sad time. We and our country are in mourning over the loss of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh who worked tirelessly and selflessly for decades helping hundreds of charities and we remember the Duke for his unwavering support for Her Majesty The Queen ”.
An online book of condolence is available to sign on the official Royal Family website.