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The Duke of Edinburgh 1921 - 2021
11th April 2021


It is with great sadness that Pontesbury Parish Council has learned of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.

Book of condolence

Members of the public can now sign the national online Condolence Book at The Royal Family website here:Royal Website..  In line with government guidance there will not be books available in public places.

Letters of Condolence

You will appreciate that Buckingham Palace will be receiving many letters of condolence from individuals, organisations and local authorities and the capacity to acknowledge them all will be limited.  However, if you wish to send a letter then it should be sent to:

Brigadier Archie Miller-Bakewell,

Private Secretary to His late Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh,

Buckingham Palace,

London,  SW1A 1AA

Flags flying at half-mast

Flags are flying at half-mast where possible and safe to do so,  until 8am on the day following the funeral.


The Government understands that this is a difficult and sad time for many, and that members of the public will wish to pay their respects. In order to protect each other and reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission members of the public are asked not to visit Royal Residences or gather in public at this time, and to continue to follow all COVID-19 regulations in the place you reside. In particular, the government respectfully asks that the public does not attempt to attend any events associated with the funeral of His Royal Highness.

Members of the public are strongly advised against travelling to landmarks and laying floral tributes, candles, messages or momentoes in public spaces.  The Royal Household understand that members of the public would like to express their grief on the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. Making a donation to one of His Royal Highness’s many patronages is a fitting way of paying tribute to his remarkable legacy. A list of His Royal Highness’s patronages, and how you can donate can be found on the Royal Website.


The Duke of Edinburgh’s Funeral will take place on Saturday 17 April 2021 at 3pm in St George’s Chapel, Windsor. The Funeral Service will begin with a National Minute’s Silence at three o’clock. The service will be preceded by a ceremonial procession inside the grounds of Windsor Castle. 


For further information, please refer to the Royal Website or GOV.UK.


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