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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

 

Following the announcement of the death of The Duke of Edinburgh, the Chairman of Norfolk County Council, Cllr Keith Kiddie said:

"This is a sad day for our country and Norfolk County Council joins in the nation's mourning for His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh with a special feeling of affection and sadness arising from his long and happy periods of residence in our county with The Queen and other members of the Royal Family.

"The Duke served our country with great distinction throughout his life and graced many events in Norfolk with his presence over the years. The fact that he kept so resolutely to a full programme of engagements across so many decades until his retirement from public life is evidence of the commitment and sense of duty which marked the whole of his service. I shall be writing on behalf of Norfolk residents expressing our sincere condolences.”

Flag flying

Flags will be flown at half-mast until 8am on the day following the funeral. The funeral at St George’s Chapel, Windsor will be broadcast on Saturday 17 April from 2.30pm.

Read information about the Funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh on www.royal.uk.

Books of condolence

An online Book of Condolence is now available at www.royal.uk.

To avoid social contact, books of condolences will not be available at County Hall. Members of the public arriving at County Hall by car will be advised by security staff to either email their condolences (condolences@norfolk.gov.uk) or send them by post to the Lieutenancy Office, Norfolk County Council, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DH.

Use the links below for further information in your area including details of how to send condolences during COVID-19:

Breckland District Council

Broadland District Council

Great Yarmouth Borough Council

North Norfolk District Council

Norwich City Council

South Norfolk District Council

King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council

Norwich Cathedral

Floral tributes

Floral tributes cannot be accepted by duty staff at County Hall.

The Royal Family ask that members of the public consider making a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes. Visit www.royal.uk/donations.

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