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In memoriam - His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh

His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh
10 June 1921 – 9 April 2021

Published: Friday, 9th April 2021

Staff and members at the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk are deeply saddened to hear of the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Her Majesty The Queen and the rest of the royal family at this sad time.

A national period of mourning will be observed until the day after the funeral.

As a mark of respect, our flags will be flown at half-mast until the day after the funeral.

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. 

Information about the ceremonial detail of His Royal Highness's forthcoming funeral can be viewed on the website.

In accordance with public health advice, members of the public are asked to continue to follow the current Government guidance, not to gather in crowds, and not to visit Royal residences to pay their respects.

Books of condolence will not be available at the Town Hall. There is an e-book of condolence on the website. Alternatively you can send your condolences to the Civics Office, The Town Hall, King’s Lynn, PE30 5DQ.

During this time the Royal Family ask that members of the public consider making a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes in memory of The Duke of Edinburgh. The website has a list of The Duke of Edinburgh’s patronages and charities.

Read and watch the statement made by The Mayor of the Borough of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, Cllr Geoff Hipperson.

Local areas are confirming their arrangements for remembering HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Please visit our Remembering HRH The Duke of Edinburgh page.

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