HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh



The Parish Council published a statement and condolences on the day of HRH’s passing on 9th April.

The Parish Council now provided the following information.

The Parish Council held its Ordinary meeting on Monday 12th April.  But before I opened the meeting, I made the following statement, and this was followed by a minute’s silence:

“We learned of the sad passing of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh on 9th April.

The village flag is flying at half mast until the morning after the funeral.

A message of condolence has been posted on the Parish Council Website and Facebook Page, and a message on behalf of the Parish Council and residents of MSG has been posted to the online book of condolence.

Unfortunately due to COVID restrictions, public gatherings and the laying of flowers are not recommended at this time, but people are invited to make donations to charities supported by His Royal Highness.

If everyone is in agreement, could we now hold a minute’s silence as a mark of respect.”

Buckingham Palace has now released details of the funeral of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.  The Royal Ceremonial Funeral of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh will be held on 17 April at 15.00 in St. George’s Chapel.  Details of these announcements are available on the Royal Website:

A period of national mourning has commenced and will conclude on 17 April inclusive.

Making a donation to one of His Royal Highness’ many patronages is a fitting way of paying tribute to his remarkable legacy (especially as floral tributes are not recommended due to COVID-19 restrictions.  A list of His Royal Highness’ patronages, and how you can donate can also be found on the Royal Website.

Messages of condolence can be made in the following way:

On the official Buckingham Palace Website:

On the Church of England Website:

Darlington Borough Council will be updating their website with any information:

Cllr Catherine Gilsenan

Chairman, Middleton St George Parish Council