The Councillors and Officers of Surrey County Council are deeply saddened at the news of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time.
Information on the Royal Family website
During this period of national mourning, we expect many people will wish to pay their respects. Although this is an extraordinarily difficult time for many, we are asking residents not to gather at Royal Residences and to continue following government guidelines particularly on avoiding meeting in large groups and on minimising travel. COVID is still very much present in our communities and we must remain cautious and vigilant to stop the virus spreading.
Please visit the Royal Family website to leave a tribute in the national online book of condolence. Please note, physical books of condolence are not advised due to COVID-19.
The website also gives the following advice on flowers: Members of the public may wish to consider making a donation to a charity of their choice, or one of The Duke of Edinburgh's Patronages in memory of His Royal Highness, instead of leaving floral tributes.
Places of worship
Advice regarding COVID-19 restrictions for places of worship can be found on the GOV.UK website - COVID-19: guidance for the safe use of places of worship.
Places of worship must comply with both the law and COVID-19 restrictions and public health guidance. Digital technology may be used to record, transmit or livestream acts of worship that faith communities can join virtually.
Files available to download
- Letter of Condolence from the Chairman to Her Majesty the Queen (PDF)
Letter of condolence sent to Her Majesty the Queen from Tony Samuels, the Chairman of Surrey County Council.
- Letter of Condolence from the Chairman to the Duke of Edinburgh's Private Secretary (PDF)
A letter of condolence sent to the Duke of Edinburgh's private secretary from Tony Samuels, the Chairman of Surrey County Council.