Statement from the Mayor of Barnsley on the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Cllr Caroline Makinson, Mayor of Barnsley, said: “I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. On behalf of Barnsley Council and the people of the borough, our sincere condolences go to Her Majesty the Queen and members of the Royal Family at this time of such personal loss.  

“His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh will be remembered with deep affection by us all.    

“Today the Union Flag will be flown at half-mast at the Town Hall as a mark of respect.   

"Personal condolences can also be recorded online in a Book of Condolence on the Council’s website and on the Royal website

"In line with the wishes expressed by the Royal Household, members of the public are asked to consider donating to the late Duke’s charities in lieu of leaving flowers. Details can be found on the Royal website.

"Further statements will be issued as formal arrangements are confirmed in the coming days."

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