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Home > News > Babergh and Mid Suffolk Councils express sadness at the death of The Duke of Edinburgh

Babergh and Mid Suffolk Councils express sadness at the death of The Duke of Edinburgh

Posted by Communications on 9 April 2021 | Comments

The Chairs of Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils have today sent condolences to Her Majesty The Queen following the announcement of the of death of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Cllr Kathryn Grandon, Babergh District Council Chairman, said “We send our sincere condolences to The Queen and the entire Royal Family during this sad time with our deepest sympathies. The Duke of Edinburgh visits to the district have always been received warmly with great affection, there will be a real sense of loss. This is a time for the nation to come together. “

Cllr Barry Humphreys MBE, Mid Suffolk District Council Chairman, said: “I know the loss of His Royal Highness Prince Philip will be felt across Suffolk and the world. Their visits to the district have always been occasions that have brought great pride to our communities. I know the people of Suffolk will want to pay their own personal tributes at this time of national mourning.”

Due to COVID restrictions an online book of condolence will be opened for residents to pay their respects and show their love and support for the royal family.

The messages of condolences will be gathered at the end of the period of mourning and developed into a printed version.