HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh 1921- 2021
Statement from Town Mayor, Councillor Farzana Kharawala
“The Town Council is saddened to learn of the passing of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on Friday, 9 April 2021 and will join the rest of the world in mourning his loss.
It is unfortunate that due to the Covid-19 pandemic and associated restrictions, we will not be able to open a Book of Condolence in the normal way.
We hope to be able to confirm any local arrangements for Leighton-Linslade or Bedfordshire in due course, once these are finalised.”
Flying of Flags
As a mark of respect we will fly the flag outside the White House at half mast in accordance with official guidance.
Book of condolence
A message of condolence can be sent to the official Royal online book of condolence: https://www.royal.uk/
An online Bedfordshire Book of Condolence for HRH The Duke of Edinburgh is now available for those who wish to send a personal message of condolence and can be accessed at: Book of Condolence for HRH The Duke of Edinburgh (royal.rip)
Many people in Bedfordshire may also think of showing their sadness and respect for The Duke by laying flowers. In this time of pandemic, The Royal Family has expressly asked that instead of floral tributes, people might consider instead giving a donation to a charity of their choice https://www.royal.uk/donations.