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Death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Further information following the death of HRH, The Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip

10 June 1921 to 09 April 2021

Book of Condolence

Due to Covid 19 guidelines physical Books of Condolence are unable to be opened in public buildings at this time. However, residents wishing to express their condolences are encouraged to send a message to the Royal Family via the online Book of Condolence on the Royal website.

Public and floral tributes

In response to the Royal Family’s wishes for us all to express our condolences in the safest possible way, we will not be opening a formal tribute area for flowers. The Royal Family has suggested that people may wish to make a donation to a charity of their choice or one of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Patronages, in memory of His Royal Highness, instead of leaving floral tributes.

Public and floral tributes

The Union Flag will be flown at half-mast at Phoenix House, Tiverton, as a mark of respect to His Royal Highness, until the day after the funeral.

The funeral

The funeral of His Royal Highness will take place at 3pm on Saturday 17th April, 2021. This will be televised and it is suggested that members of the public observe the national minute's silence from home or from a safe venue whilst observing Covid guidelines. Further information is also available via the Lord Lieutenant of Devon's website.


Statement 9 April 2021.

It brings us great sadness to learn that His Royal Highness the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has died.

In response to this news, our Chairman, Councillor Les Cruwys, has issued the following statement:

"On behalf of Mid Devon District Council I would like to express our deepest condolences to the Royal Family following the announcement, by Buckingham Palace, that His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, has died.

"While most of us will never have met him, he touched many lives through his years of dedicated service to our nation. We should remember and reflect upon this service and show our gratitude for the work he carried out so tirelessly and so selflessly.

"As a mark of respect the Union Jack flag at Phoenix House, Tiverton, will be flown at half-mast until the day after the funeral. I am aware that many of our residents will wish to pay their own respects to His Royal Highness. Precise details relating to books of condolence and tributes will be released as soon as details are confirmed nationally and at county level.”


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