Letter of condolence to be sent from Mid Sussex Council to royal family
An official letter of condolence is to be sent from Mid Sussex District Council to the royal family following the death of Prince Philip on Friday.
in a statement this week, the council said it was ‘deeply saddened’ and joined the nation in mourning the Duke of Edinburgh.
Council chairman Colin Trumble said: “Elected representatives and staff at Mid Sussex District Council are deeply saddened at the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.
“The whole council wishes to convey its deepest and most sincere condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family at this time of national mourning.
“His Royal Highness Prince Phillip, The Duke of Edinburgh, was the longest serving of any British consort and he gave such dedicated and distinguished service to the Crown, the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.
“In founding the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, His Royal Highness Prince Phillip helped to change so many lives, equipping and empowering young people from all communities to build the skills, confidence, and resilience they need to make the most out of life.
“He will be greatly missed.”
As a mark of respect, a flag is being flown at half-mast from Mid Sussex District Council’s Oaklands offices in Haywards Heath and will continue to do so until after the funeral.
An online book of condolence has been opened on the Buckingham Palace website, www.royal.uk/