Tributes made in Rotherham after death of Duke of Edinburgh

Tributes made in Rotherham after death of Duke of Edinburgh

By Michael Upton | 12/04/2021

Tributes made in Rotherham after death of Duke of Edinburgh

FLAGS are being flown at half-mast at Rotherham Town Hall following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.

Rotherham Council has also opened a virtual book of condolences in memory of Prince Philip (pictured visiting Rotherham in 1975), whose death was announced on Friday.

The Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Jenny Andrews, said she wished to “express my extreme sadness” at the news.

Flags will be flown at half-mast until the day after the funeral, which will take place at 3pm on Saturday in Windsor.

The Mayor added: “In line with the wishes expressed by the royal household, members of the public are asked to consider donating to the late duke’s charities in lieu of leaving flowers.

“However, any members of the public who wish to pay floral tributes are encouraged to lay flowers at the Rotherham Minster Gardens. These will then be sympathetically removed.”

 


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