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Durham County Council release statement following Prince Phillip's Death.

Councillor Katie Corrigan, Chairman of Durham County Council, has released a statement regarding the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.


“We are greatly saddened to hear of the passing of His Royal Highness The Duke

of Edinburgh. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this sad time.


“Prince Phillip visited County Durham many times and I am sure all those he met

will have very fond memories of the time he spent here."


“Over the years, tens of thousands of young people from our area participated in

the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and, for many, the absolute highlight was

meeting His Royal Highness to discuss their progress and celebrate all that he

helped them to achieve through the scheme."


“We know that many people will want to express their condolences at this sad time

but, due to coronavirus restrictions, we are unable to set up physical books of

condolence. However, an online book is available to sign via The Royal Family

website.”


People can leave tributes via the site at https://www.royal.uk/condolence


The Royal Family is asking that members of the public consider making a donation to a

charity instead of leaving floral tributes. More information is available

at  https://www.royal.uk/donations .


Durham County Council is flying flags at half mast at the following buildings as a mark of

respect: County Hall, Durham Town Hall, Crook Civic Centre and the council offices at

Green Lane, Spennymoor.

Arrangements are currently being made to mark His Royal Highness The Duke of

Edinburgh’s passing in other ways. Further details of these will be released once

confirmed.