HRH Duke of Edinburgh

Mayor of Whittlesey Cllr David Mason (yesterday 09th)
Period of Mourning
The period of mourning is eight days.
Details of the funeral have not yet been made available, but it is anticipated this will fall on Saturday 17th April.
Flag Flying
Flags should be flown at half-mast until 20.00hrs on the day of the funeral (D-Day+8).

Laying of Floral Tributes
In line with national guidance it was agreed that the public should be directed to make a donation rather than lay flowers, this is for their own safety and also corresponds with the wishes of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. This will be kept under review throughout the period of mourning.

All electioneering is suspended.

Council Chairman’s statement on behalf of all the people of Fenland

The Chairman of Fenland District Council expressed “deep sadness” at the formal announcement today (9 April) of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip,
The Duke of Edinburgh, at the age of 99.
Councillor Alex Miscandlon said: “On behalf of all the people of Fenland, I would like to express my deep sadness at the news of the death of The Duke of Edinburgh.

“I know that people throughout the district will share my great sorrow while at the same time feeling immense gratitude for his long life and service to the whole nation.

“While we mourn his death, we give thanks for his life and for the shining example that he has given of commitment, faithfulness and true Christian values. He has been loved and respected by all.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Her Majesty The Queen and all the Royal Family at this sad moment in our history.”

Paul Medd, the Council’s Chief Executive, said: “All our staff join with Members in mourning the death of Prince Philip. The Union Flag will be flown at half-mast at Fenland Hall from today until the day after his funeral.”

An online Book of Condolence for residents to pay tribute, and express their thoughts, has opened on Fenland District Council’s website. Visit:

Anyone wishing to lay flowers in memory of His Royal Highness are being asked to make a donation to a charity of their choice, in lieu of floral tributes, due to the current coronavirus situation.

Further details regarding the funeral will be released by the Royal Household in due course.


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