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Remembering HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

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

Published: Tuesday, 13th April 2021

Following the sad death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, the ceremonial funeral arrangements have been confirmed.

Local areas are confirming their arrangements for remembering HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

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.

Later this week, the Mayor of the Borough of King's Lynn & West Norfolk Cllr Geoffrey Hipperson, who would have led the minute's silence from the steps of the Town Hall, will be releasing a short video message, encouraging people to observe this minute's silence wherever they are, at home, out shopping or at work.

Although COVID-19 restrictions have placed limitations on the way people can pay their respects, there are several opportunities in west Norfolk for people to remember His Royal Highness Prince Philip.

Tributes to His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

King's Lynn Minster will be open daily between 8am and 6pm for private prayer and lighting a candle in memory of Prince Philip. Floral tributes can be placed in the churchyard to the left of the church door.

Requiem Eucharist for HRH Duke of Edinburgh*

The Minster, Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn
Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 6.30pm

Mass of Requiem for HRH Duke of Edinburgh*

Our Lady of Annunciation, London Road, King's Lynn
Friday, 16 April 2021, Noon

Mass of Requiem for HRH Duke of Edinburgh*

All Saints Church, Hillington Square, King's Lynn
Saturday, 17 April 2021, 10am

*These services will only be able to accept limited numbers due to COVID-19 regulations

Many parish churches will be holding services - please check locally for arrangements near you.

Civic Service

A service in commemoration of His Royal Highness Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, will take place on Friday, 16 April 2021, at 6pm at King's Lynn Minster. This is a ticketed event, and limited places will be made available shortly through Eventbrite, allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The event will be streamed live to enable those unable to attend to watch at home.

Books of condolence

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.

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.

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