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Duke of Edinburgh

Statement by the Chairman of the Council and ADC CEO

Chairman of the Council, Cllr Andy Meakin on the announcement of the death of his Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh.

Ashfield District Council is deeply saddened by the announcement of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.

Flags at the Council Offices at Kirkby-in-Ashfield are being flown at half-mast as a mark of respect and our thoughts are with Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family at this extremely sad time.

The Duke has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to this country as the longest serving consort in British History.

Carol Cooper-Smith, Ashfield District Council Chief Executive:

The death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh is incredibly sad news, coming as it does just short of his 100th birthday.

On behalf of everyone at Ashfield District Council, I offer my heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family at this upsetting time.

HRH the Duke of Edinburgh has been a constant presence in our lives and after his distinguished naval career, he devoted the rest of his long life to royal duties; in particular to environmental causes and to improving the lives of young people through the Duke of Edinburgh scheme.  Right up until his 96th birthday, he was one of the hardest working members of the Royal Family; the “strength and stay” to Her Majesty the Queen. 

His Royal Highness will always be remembered for devoting his life to our country and I pay tribute to him on behalf of Ashfield Council for his life of service. 

A life well lived; may he rest in peace. God bless.