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.

At the Hampshire headquarters buildings in Winchester, flags have been lowered to half-mast.

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.


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 displayed 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

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


Details of the funeral will be published once known.

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

Hampshire and EU exit

Hampshire’s preparation for the end of the transition period, following EU Exit

Find out more about Hampshire and the EU exit

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From Twitter @hantsconnect

  • In remembrance of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, wreaths have been laid inside Winchester… https://t.co/QaAzXOMBio
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  • HM Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Nigel Atkinson Esq has led tributes in the county to His Royal Highness The Prince… https://t.co/xD2X7mKtJW
    2 days ago
  • A period of national mourning has begun in Hampshire today following the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Phi… https://t.co/ThbO1F6lDY
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