HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
Arrangements following the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
We would like to express our deepest condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and members of the Royal Family on behalf of Lichfield District following the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
The flag at Lichfield District Council’s office will fly at half-mast until the day after the funeral.
We will all need to pay our respects rather differently than we might have hoped due to the ongoing implications of the coronavirus pandemic. Where possible, opportunities to pay tribute will now take place online, with people encouraged to mark their respects safely, both virtually and at home.
Online condolence book
We are encouraging everyone to pay their tribute to His Royal Highness using the online condolence books found on the official website of the British Monarchy.
Members of the public may wish to consider making a donation to a charity of their choice, or one of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Patronages in memory of His Royal Highness, instead of leaving floral tributes.
The Royal Family has the safety and wellbeing of the public in mind during these challenging times. The Family therefore ask that anyone wishing to express their condolences does so in the safest way possible, and that the public not gather at Royal Residences.
In accordance with public health advice, members of the public are asked to continue to follow the current Government coronavirus guidelines, particularly on avoiding meeting in large groups and on minimising travel, to keep themselves and others safe.
There is no official arrangement for giving donations in memory of The Duke of Edinburgh. However, members of the public who wish to make a donation as a tribute to His Royal Highness are encouraged to give to a charity of their choosing or one of the charities or organisations which The Duke of Edinburgh supported in his public duties.
Over the course of his life, The Duke of Edinburgh was patron or president of some 992 organisations, with special interests in scientific and technological research and development, industry, the welfare of young people, conservation and the environment and the encouragement of sport.
Funeral and national minute's silence
The funeral of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh took place on Saturday 17 April at St George’s Chapel, Windsor. It began at 3pm with a national minute's silence.