The Duke of Edinburgh 1921 – 2021

It is with the greatest sadness that Shaftesbury Town Council has learnt of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.



It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

Further announcements will made in due course.

The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.

Friday, 9 April 2021


Message from the Mayor of Shaftesbury, Councillor Andy Hollingshead

‘It is with great sadness that I learnt of His Royal Highness Prince Philip’s death today, the longest serving royal consort in British history and a part of all our lives. The Union Flag is being flown at half mast on the Town Hall in his honour and further announcements will be made.’



In order to comply with COVID-19 restrictions in place, and to prevent the spread of infection, we respectfully ask members of the public not to lay flowers or other memorial items such as candles, messages and mementoes, at Royal Residences or other public spaces.


Book of Condolence

A Book of Condolence is available online at the Royal Website. Unfortunately, in order to comply with COVID-19 restrictions in place, and to reduce the risk of transmission, Books of Condolence will not be available in public buildings for people to sign in person.


Church Services

Details on Church services will follow in the coming days.


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