Statement from Lord Mayor Councillor Kevin Savage on the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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HRH Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Royal Maundy Service at St Patrick’s COI Cathedral in Armagh, 20 March 2008.
HRH Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Royal Maundy Service at St Patrick’s COI Cathedral in Armagh, 20 March 2008.

Statement from Lord Mayor Councillor Kevin Savage on the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council is deeply saddened to learn of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and joins with the rest of the country and indeed with people and nations around the world in extending our deepest sympathy to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family at this time.

To offer the public an opportunity to convey their condolences to the Royal Family on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, I have opened an online Book of Condolence.

As an expression of sadness and respect at the passing of His Royal Highness, flags at the Council’s three main civic buildings (in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon) will be flown at half-mast until the day after the funeral. Council buildings will also be illuminated deep purple between now and the day of the funeral.

Under normal circumstances, the Council would provide a venue for the signing of Books of Condolence and the laying of floral tributes, but unfortunately, that is not possible due to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic, and encourage the public to pay their respects safely from home using the online Book of Condolence.