Lancashire pays tribute to HRH the Duke of Edinburgh
It is with the deepest sadness and respect that Lancashire's leaders are paying tribute to His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
County Councillor Susie Charles, Chairman of Lancashire County Council, has paid tribute to His Royal Highness following the announcement of his death by Buckingham Palace today:
"We share the country's deep sadness at the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, who served his country with dignity for more than 60 years alongside Queen Elizabeth II.
"Thousands of people saw The Duke, along with the Queen, on many official Royal visits, including most recently to celebrate the 750th anniversary of the Duchy of Lancaster, and when he accompanied The Queen and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales on a visit to Burnley and Accrington to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year.
"Prince Philip made a tremendous contribution to our communities through the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, which provides vital opportunities to young people across Lancashire.
"The Duke of Edinburgh was deeply respected by people across the county and will be sadly missed."
If you would like to pay your respects to His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh using our online book of condolence, you can fill in the form.
Period of mourning
There is now a period of mourning where people across the country can pay their respects to His Royal Highness.
This will last until the day after the Royal funeral.
During this time, all flags on public buildings will be flown at half-mast.
For more information about His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the role of the Duke of Edinburgh and the Royal Funeral Arrangements, visit the Royal Family website, www.royal.uk.
Book of condolence
Magnum opus HRH PP God save the Queen
One of the few great men RIP
My condolences to the Queen and Royal family on the passing of a true gentleman. Rest in Peace Sir x
Our sincere sympathy to our queen and family on this sad time our hearts go out to you all but more so the queen i was in tears thinking about her all alone after all these years god bless and save the queen.
Rest in peace, Prince Philip, truly one of the greatest men and public servants of our age. Our lives were enriched by him and his memory will live on for many years to come.
Condolences to all the Royal family and most especially the Queen at this sad time.
My deepest condolences to the Queen and her family at this sad time, with the passing of HRH Prince Philip. HRH was a man of great talent and energy, who did a outstanding job for the country in being Her majesty’s consort for all these years but above all he was a much loved head of his family, and will be sadly missed.
Condolences to Our Royal Family ... May you all find comfort in each other ...
Rest in Peace Prince Philip, and thank you.
Peter and Wendy DENBY
RIP Sir, and sincere condolences to the Queen and the rest of the Royal family. X
Rest peacefully Prince Philip. Thank you for your years of dedication to our Queen and country. May time allow the royal family to find the strength to move forward with a smile in their hearts at the memories which remain forever.