Tribute to HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh - Statement from The Town Mayor of Horley



HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh

10 June 1921 to 9 April 2021



Following the announcement of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh (on 9 April 2021), Horley Town Mayor, Cllr David Powell in paying tribute said:

“I and my Council colleagues are deeply saddened by the news of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh’s passing. 

His Royal Highness Prince Philip was a great inspiration, beginning with his Royal Navy service and long association in addition to over 60 years as the longest serving Consort, his service has been exemplary.  He will be deeply missed across our nation.

The thoughts of this Council and our Horley community are with Her Majesty The Queen, the Royal Family and to all those who grieve His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh’s passing. 

I will be sending a letter of condolence to Her Majesty The Queen on behalf of all those who live and work in Horley and, as a mark of respect, the Union Flag at the Memorial Gardens is being flown at half mast until the day after the Ceremonial Royal Funeral takes place at St George’s Chapel, in the grounds of Windsor Castle on Saturday, 17 April 2021.”

Book of Condolence

Buckingham Palace has made provision for people to pay tribute through an online Book of Condolence on the British Monarchy website at where visitors may sign the online book of condolence  

Further information on how local residents may pay their respects, is available to view from the Reigate & Banstead Borough Council website.  

How to pay tribute

If you wish to pay tribute to the life of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, you are invited to consider making a donation to one of his charities. Details can be found on the Royal website. This request is made as an alternative to leaving floral tributes and is in line with the wishes of the Royal household and COVID-19 restrictions currently imposed by Government.


Useful links to more information:

Surrey County Council 

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council



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