The passing of HRH Duke of Edinburgh 9th April 2021 – Penzance Town Mayor’s Statement

9th April 2021 in Council News
HRH Duke of Edinburgh 1921 – 2021

We have lost a public servant who dedicated his life to our country. His decades of service include his time as a Royal Navy Officer through to the many years he spent in service as Duke of Edinburgh.

He will be, perhaps, most remembered for his commitment and devotion to the Queen. He has been at her side for more than seven decades and their marriage has been an exemplar of stability and strength.

My thoughts are with the Queen, the royal family and the people of the United Kingdom as we come together to mourn the loss and celebrate the life of Prince Phillip.

Normal Penzance Council services will be reduced over the coming week as Officers and Councillors follow national protocols.

The Union Flag at St John’s Hall will be flown at half-mast as a mark of respect.

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions, physical Condolence Books cannot be opened in the Parish but members of the public will be able to submit their messages of condolence to the Buckingham Palace e-Book of Condolence in due course.

If you would like to lay flowers in memory of Prince Phillip you can do this in front of the Memorial Chapel in the Memorial Garden in Penlee Park. The Gardens are open 9am – 4pm, daily.

All Council meetings next week will begin with a minute silence as a mark of respect.

Cllr Nicole Broadhurst

Mayor of Penzance

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