The Councillors and Clerk of Fairfield Parish Council are deeply saddened at the news of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts are with The Royal Family at this time.
The official announcement from Buckingham Palace can be seen on the Palace website. Details about any arrangements have not been released yet.
Councillor Nick Andrews, Chairman of Parish Council has said,
“On behalf of Fairfield Parish Council and the people of Fairfield, we join the nation in expressing our sadness at the news that HRH The Duke of Edinburgh has died today and send our deepest condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and all The Royal Family”.
As a mark of respect Fairfield Bowls Club is flying the flag at half-mast.
For those who wish to leave floral tributes they can do so in Urban Park on the bank in front of the stage. We do request that no plastic or polythene is left so that the flowers can be biodegradable. However, in this time of pandemic, The Royal Family has expressly asked that instead of floral tributes, people might consider instead giving a donation to a charity of their choice (https://www.royal.uk/donations).
An online Bedfordshire Book of Condolence for HRH The Duke of Edinburgh is now available for those who wish to send a personal message of condolence and can be accessed at: Book of Condolence for HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. There is also an online book of Condolence on the Palace website.
Picture, courtesy of Press Association, shows the Duke chatting to his D of E Gold Award winners in 2010.