The Duke of Edinburgh

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh - 1921 to 2021

The borough of Barnsley is deeply saddened by the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

Our sincere condolences go to Her Majesty the Queen and members of the Royal Family at this time of sadness and personal loss.

Barnsley’s virtual book of condolence was open until 23 April 2021 for you to leave a personal message which will create a lasting memory for the people of the borough for our archives.

You may also like to donate to the Duke's charities.

Message from Cllr Caroline Makinson, Mayor of Barnsley

On behalf of the residents of Barnsley, may I say how deeply saddened I am at the announcement of the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.  I would like to convey my sincere condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and members of the royal family at this time of such personal loss.

We have been privileged to have welcomed the Duke on numerous occasions to Barnsley.  Many of you may remember a visit from both Her Majesty the Queen and HRH The 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.

HRH Duke of Edinburgh will be remembered with deep affection by us all. 

Councillor Caroline Makinson, Mayor of Barnsley

Message from Cllr Sir Steve Houghton CBE, Leader of Barnsley Council

I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.  My thoughts and prayers are with Her Majesty the Queen and her family at this sad time.

Sir Steve Houghton, CBE, Leader of the Council

Message from Sarah Norman, Chief Executive of Barnsley Council

On this sad occasion, I would like to express my sincere condolences on behalf of the staff of Barnsley Council. HRH the Duke of Edinburgh has been kind enough to visit Barnsley on several occasions and will be remembered by all with deep affection.  We are very sorry for your loss. 

Sarah Norman, Chief Executive of Barnsley Council

Message from Andrew Coombe, HM Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire

We mark with great sadness the passing of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. The Duke served the nation with great distinction during the Second World War, and as the consort of Her Majesty the Queen.

For many years, Prince Philip has had a special connection to South Yorkshire. He was an Honorary Member of the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire.

We join with the nation in offering our deep condolences to Her Majesty the Queen, and all the Royal Family.

Andrew J Coombe, HM Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire

Message from Martin McKervey, High Sheriff of South Yorkshire

The Duke of Edinburgh dedicated his life to public service. He touched many lives and will be much missed here in South Yorkshire and elsewhere. My thoughts are with the Royal Family and his friends at this very sad time.

Martin McKervey, High Sheriff of South Yorkshire

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