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The death of HRH Duke of Edinburgh

The death of HRH Duke of Edinburgh

In view of the recent announcement of the sad new that HRH the Duke of Edinburgh has died, Edith Weston Parish Council would like to make all residents aware of the following:

A period of national mourning has commenced and will conclude on 17 April inclusive.

There will be a national one minute silence at 15:00 on Saturday 17th April to coincide with the Royal Ceremonial Funeral of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh in St. George's Chapel.

The next meeting of the full Parish Council on 26th April 2021 will be lead by a two minute silence.

As Rutland County Council joins the Royal Family and countless people around the world in mourning the loss of Prince Philip, flags are being flown at half-mast outside all Council buildings and a two-minute silence will be observed at the beginning of public meetings.

Written tributes from Lord-Lieutenant Dr Sarah Furness, Chairman Cllr Edward Baines, Leader Oliver Hemsley and Chief Executive Mark Andrews have also been shared on the website.

Books of Condolence cannot be opened at the Council's offices due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, a digital Book of Condolence has been published online. The book can be viewed here and all are welcome to sign: www.tolbc.com/RCC-HRHPP

As a passionate and committed environmentalist, The Royal Family has made it known that Prince Philip requested no flowers be laid in his memory. Instead, plans for a memorial orchard in honour of The Duke of Edinburgh are being finalised by the Rutland Lieutenancy. Further Details about how you can support this project will be made available shortly.

Further announcements will also be made by the Royal Family in due course via: www.royal.uk

Posted: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 15:12 by Cathie Gwilliam

Tags: News, RCC Communications