Statement upon the death of The Duke of Edinburgh

Statement upon the death of The Duke of Edinburgh

It is with great sadness that Guisborough Town Council learns of the death of Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.


The Mayor of Guisborough, Cllr Mrs Alma Thrower said: 


“Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has shown an impressive example of public service to Queen and Country for many years.  Since their marriage in 1947, he has been by the Queen’s side and is to be commended for his role in supporting the Queen in her long reign.


Continuing with official engagements until 2017, at the age of 96, he was the longest serving Consort of a reigning British monarch and oldest ever male member of the British Royal family, he has worked so hard and contributed so much to the monarchy.   Whilst also founding the Duke of Edinburgh's Award encouraged young people to challenge themselves and become actively involved in their communities.


He has given a remarkable lifetime of service and we will always remember him as someone whose duty to Queen and country always came first,  and he will no doubt be greatly missed by the people of Great Britain and the Commonwealth.  Our thoughts are with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family at this sad time.”

The Union flag will be lowered to half-mast at Sunnyfield House until 0800 hrs on the morning following Prince Philip’s funeral.


Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions we are unable to open a Book of Condolence in Sunnyfield House, but thanks to Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council condolences can be sent on-line via email address:


To prevent public gatherings, we would encourage you to donate to an appropriate charity, rather than lay flowers or other tributes in communal locations.


The date of the ceremonial funeral of Prince Phillip will be added when it is announced by Buckingham Place.  There will be a national two-minute silence arranged.