On behalf of Chesham Town Council and the people of Chesham, Town Mayor, Cllr Roderick McCulloch has expressed his deep sadness at the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh following a lifetime of service to the country and support for Her Majesty The Queen. He offered his deepest sympathies and prayers for Her Majesty and the Royal Family:
"As Mayor of Chesham, I express my deep sadness on behalf of the Town Council and the people of Chesham at the passing of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh after a lifetime of service to the country and support for Her Majesty The Queen. We will remember him in particular, for his early advocacy of environmental causes as a Founder and later President of the World Wildlife Fund. In Chesham many are also grateful for the wonderful opportunities they were given as young people taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are for Her Majesty and all the Royal Family at this sad time."
The Union Flag will fly at half-mast in The Broadway until the day after the funeral.
You can contribute to the online Book of Condolence present on the web site of The Royal Family.
Some traditional mourning practices are not taking place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In place of laying flowers, people may wish to make a charitable donation as a tribute to His Royal Highness and there is some guidance on the web site of The Royal Family. However, the financial constraints placed upon many people during the pandemic are recognised, and there is no expectation that donations should be made.