The Royal Family have the safety and wellbeing of the public in mind during these challenging times
I am very sad to hear the news regarding His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.
HRH has been a pillar of strength to The Monarchy, dedicating his life to supporting Her Majesty The Queen in her duties.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, which has offered opportunities to thousands of young people, is just one of his many lasting legacies.
HRH has been a hugely positive and encouraging influence in so many fields.
My thoughts are with Her Majesty and all the members of The Royal Family at this very sad time.
The Royal Family have the safety and wellbeing of the public in mind during these challenging times. The Family therefore ask that anyone wishing to express their condolences following the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh does so in the safest way possible.
In accordance with public health advice, members of the public are asked to continue to follow the current Government coronavirus guidelines, particularly on avoiding meeting in large groups to keep themselves and others safe.
An online Book of Condolence has been set up on the Royal website https://www.royal.uk/
Members of the public may wish to consider making 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 https://www.royal.uk/floral-tributes