The City of Durham Parish has issued the following statement:
“The City of Durham Parish Council is deeply saddened by the passing of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
We join with the rest of the nation to offer our deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and to the Royal Family.
Over a lifetime of service, the Duke of Edinburgh made many dozens of official visits to the North East, most memorably in 2013 when the Duke visited a number of schools in County Durham.
Prince Philip will long be remembered for his dedication to his role as Consort and support for Her Majesty and also for his commitment to the many causes he championed.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award in particular is one of the Duke’s most remarkable achievements, equipping and empowering young people from all communities to build the skills, confidence, and resilience they need to make the most out of life.
As a mark of respect, the Parish Council will be observing a two-minute silence at its next Full meeting on 22nd April 2021 and we are working closely with Durham County Council on arrangements over the coming days”.
Members of the public may leave tributes via the site at https://www.royal.uk/condolence
The Royal Family is asking that members of the public consider making a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes. More information is available at https://www.royal.uk/donations
Durham County Council is flying flags at half mast at the following buildings as a mark of respect: County Hall and Durham Town Hall.
Arrangements are currently being made to mark His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh’s passing in other ways. Further details of these will be released once confirmed.