Death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

It has been announced by Buckingham Palace that HRH The Duke of Edinburgh died peacefully at Windsor Castle this morning. The death of Prince Philip has been met with great sadness across our region.

Dumfries and Galloway Council Leader, Elaine Murray, Depute Leader, Rob Davidson and interim Chief Executive, Fiona Lees, have expressed their deepest sympathies to Her Majesty the Queen and members of The Royal Family.

"His Royal Highness had a special relationship with Scotland, and Scotland had a special affection for him.

We would like to pay tribute to his tremendous public service, and his steadfast support to Her Majesty the Queen.

His dedication brought joy to countless people from all walks of life, and in particular the millions of young people worldwide who participated in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme.

On behalf of Dumfries and Galloway Council and all the communities across our region, we join the nation in mourning."

As a mark of respect, flags will fly at half-mast on all Council buildings and flagpoles until the morning following the funeral of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

The official Book of Condolence can be found at In line with current restrictions, the Royal Household has requested that members of the public do not leave floral tributes or gather at the Palace of Holyroodhouse or Balmoral Castle at this time. The Palace has suggested that people could donate to charity instead, if they wish to do so.

Page last updated: 09/04/2021
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