Commemoration of His Royal Highness Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh Message from Cllr Caroline Makinson, Mayor of Barnsley

To mark the death of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh, there will be a national one-minute silence at 3pm on Saturday 17 April. I hope that you will join us in observing this silence safely following the COVID-19 guidelines in your own home or garden.

We’ve been privileged to have welcomed His Royal Highness, Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh on numerous occasions to Barnsley. Many of you may remember a visit from both Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, to the Metrodome Leisure Complex in 1991 when they also signed the official Civic visitor book, which proudly sits in the Mayor’s Parlour at the Town Hall.

We know that many people will want to pass on their condolences and leave personal messages. A virtual book of condolence is available on our website at until the day after the funeral. If you don’t have access to the internet or would prefer to write a letter personally, please send your message to:

Book of Condolences
Mayor’s Office
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Town Hall
S70 2TA

All of the messages of condolence we receive will be stored by our Barnsley archives service for future generations to read.

In line with the wishes expressed by the Royal Household, you can also send a message to the Royal Family at and consider donating to the late Duke’s charities instead of leaving flowers.

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