Woodhurst Parish Council express their deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen, members of the Royal Family and the extended members of the Royal Household on the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh.
National guidance is for the public to make a donation if they so wish rather than lay flowers or floral tributes on this occasion. This is for people’s own personal safety during the pandemic and corresponds with the wishes of His Royal Highness.
To comply with the guidance, no formal arrangements have therefore been made in Woodhurst for the laying of flowers.
This information will be updated if guidance is received with regard to the making of donations.
Book Of Condolence
Due to the pandemic restrictions. it will not be possible for Books of Condolence to be made available for people to sign in person. However, an on-line book of condolence is available below.
The Book of Condolence will be closed on the day following the funeral.
Books of Condolence are essentially a local record of the sentiments expressed by local people on the death of a national figure. As such, they will form part of the Woodhurst Parish Council’s archive, so that future generations are able easily to gain access to them and find out the way in which national events were marked in the area.
The Chairman will be sending a letter of condolence to Her Majesty on behalf of the village and this will include reference to the Book of Condolence in Woodhurst and its existence in the local archives. The letter will be stored in the Royal Archives and act as an effective cross reference
An announcement will be made by Buckingham Palace which will also include any mention of a period of silence on the day of the funeral.