Hampshire County Council


HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

10 June 1921 to 9 April 2021

On behalf of our residents, the Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire and Hampshire County Council offer deepest sympathies to the Royal Family on the death of His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh.

Flags have been lowered to half-mast across key buildings in Hampshire.

Book of Condolence

An online Book of Condolence is now available on the Buckingham Palace webpages to capture thoughts and memories of the late Duke, and messages of sympathy to the Royal Family.

Letters of Condolence

Letters of condolence on behalf of the people of Hampshire have been sent to Her Majesty The Queen, offering the county’s deepest sympathies following the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on Friday 9 April. View the letter of condolence from the Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire


The Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Chairman of Hampshire County Council, and County Council Leader laid flowers inside Winchester’s Great Hall at midday, Saturday 10 April.  These flowers are now in situ in the main reception area of the County Council’s Elizabeth II Court headquarters building.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, residents are politely discouraged from laying their own floral tributes at this or other locations.

Instead, the Royal Family ask that members of the public consider making a donation to a charity. For further information, visit www.royal.uk/donations

Church services

Winchester Cathedral will be holding a special online Service of Commemoration at 5:30pm on Friday 16 April to give thanks for the life of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

The Service will be broadcast live from Winchester Cathedral. Watch it via the Cathedral’s website, Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Further information is available on the Cathedral’s webpages.

Arrangements for other Winchester Cathedral services during the current COVID-19 pandemic can be found on the Cathedral’s webpages.


The Duke of Edinburgh’s Funeral will take place on Saturday 17 April 2021 at 3pm in St George’s Chapel, Windsor.

The Funeral Service will begin with a National Minute’s Silence at three o’clock. The service will be preceded by a ceremonial procession inside the grounds of Windsor Castle.

Further details about the funeral are available on the Buckingham Palace website.

Statement issued on behalf of HM Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire and Hampshire County Council

Hampshire mourns the death of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting some of our services. Find out about the impact, as well as what you can do to help keep Hampshire safe.

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Current alert level in Hampshire: National lockdown: Stay at Home

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