Message of condolence on the death of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh

Date: 09/04/2021

The Chairman of Gwynedd Council, Councillor Edgar Owen has expressed the Council’s sympathy with Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family following today’s announcement of the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.

Councillor Owen said: “We send our condolences to the Royal Family in their grief and pay tribute to the late Duke of Edinburgh for a lifetime of public service and charity work. The Queen, their children and their families are in our thoughts today.”

As a mark of respect, the flag at Gwynedd Council’s Headquarters in Caernarfon and all other Council buildings will be flown at half-mast.

In accordance with the public health advice, a book of condolence will not be available on Council premises. Members of the public are invited to contribute to the online national condolence book available at  the Royal Website.

The public is advised not to place flowers or other memorial tributes in public places. The Royal Family understands that members of the public will wish to express their grief at the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. A fitting way of paying tribute would be to make a contribution to one of the Duke’s sponsored organisations. A list of those organisations and details of how to make a donation can be found  at  the Royal Website.


PHOTOGRAPH: The flag at Gwynedd Council’s Headquarters in Caernarfon flown at half-mast