The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents 339 councils in England and 22 councils in Wales, has responded to the death of His Royal Highness (HRH) The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at the age of 99 on Friday, 9 April 2021.
Commenting, LGA Chairman, Councillor James Jamieson said: “On behalf of all councils across England and Wales, I’d like to express our sincere condolences to the whole Royal Family.
“Councils will be putting into place local arrangements to support the public in expressing their own sympathies, such as opening books of condolence, flags being flown at half-mast and the laying of flowers in public areas.”
A statement released by the Royal Family on 9 April 2021 said: “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.
“Further announcements will be made in due course.
“The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”