Published: Fri 9 April, 2021
Following the sad death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Michael Kapur OBE, said: “I am deeply saddened by the death of The Duke, who dedicated his life to the service of our country and to providing unwavering support to The Queen.
“I wish to extend my sincere sympathy to The Queen and all members of the Royal family at this very sad time.”
Chairman of North West Leicestershire District Council, Councillor Virginio Richichi said: “On behalf of the people of North West Leicestershire, I’d like to pass on our sincere condolences to The Queen on the very sad passing of His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh.
“His Royal Highness displayed a passionate devotion to our Commonwealth and served with love and devotion for many years and his dedication to duty will be greatly missed by all.
“I’d encourage local people to leave tributes and messages in the virtual book of condolence which will be available in due course.”
The Chairman of Leicestershire County Council, Pam Posnett MBE, said: “We are all deeply moved to hear of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. I speak on behalf of the elected members and those working for the County Council in expressing our collective sadness.
“As a mark of respect, the Union and County Flags have been half-masted at County Hall.”
She added: “I am profoundly saddened by the news of The Duke’s passing, and I wish to extend my sympathies to The Queen, who has lost her life-long loyal supporter and loving husband.”
Book of condolence
The virtual book of condolence is now available for people in Leicestershire to sign and leave their tributes in memory of the Duke of Edinburgh.