09 April 2021

Lyme Regis Town Council pays tribute to HRH Prince Philip

Lyme Regis Town Council pays tribute to HRH Prince Philip

IT is with great sadness the mayor of Lyme Regis, Cllr Brian Larcombe, shares news from Buckingham Palace that our much-loved Duke of Edinburgh, died today, Friday 9 April 2021 at the age of 99.

The following statement was issued by the press secretary at Buckingham Palace:  

“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. 

"His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. 

“The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.  Further announcements will made in due course.”

The flag was raised to half-mast at the Guildhall, Lyme Regis in honour of Prince Philip, where it will remain until the day of the funeral, which will take place 10 days after his death.

If you would like to pay your respects to Prince Philip, please leave your message in our online book of condolence

People without access to the internet wishing to leave a message in the book can call the council office on 01297 445175 and staff will record it for them.

The mayor of Lyme Regis, Cllr Brian Larcombe said: “It is with great sadness that we hear today of the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh and we offer our deepest condolences to her Majesty at the loss of her husband and life-long consort to the Queen and country.

"His presence at the Queen’s side has been the image of a generation and he inspired so many people of all ages within the UK and around the world in public service activities and charitable endeavours. He will be sadly missed.”