Henley Town Council Pays Respect to HRH Duke of Edinburgh

It is with the deepest sadness that Henley Town Council hears of the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

The Mayor of Henley-on-Thames, Councillor Ken Arlett says “On behalf of Henley Town Council, Councillors, staff and residents of Henley-on-Thames, we send our deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen, and all members of the Royal Family. His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh dedicated many years of his life to public service, not only to our own country, but also the Commonwealth, where he was latterly regarded as a great statesman. The flag on the Town Hall will be flown at half-mast until after the funeral of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.”

There will be a two-minute silence observed at 11am on the day of the State Funeral for HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. This will be led by the Mayor and Deputy Mayor. The following day, a Letter of Condolence will be sent from the Mayor to the Royal Household.

HRH last visited Henley with the Queen for her Diamond Jubilee Tour in June 2012 to watch a Thames River Pageant at Henley Business School.  He presented prizes when he visited Henley Royal Regatta in 1998 and 1968.

A picture of HRH The Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh is displayed outside the town hall in a black frame as a mark of respect.  We would ask that during this time of COVID, that mourners do not lay flowers, but remember the Duke in other ways. Alternative gestures, such as donations to charity will be advised by Buckingham Palace over the next few days.

 

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