Condolences - HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Friday, 9 April 2021

The councillors and officers of Scarborough Borough Council have expressed their extreme sadness at the news of the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

On behalf of the whole council and reflecting the sentiments of many of the borough’s communities, the Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough, Cllr Hazel Lynskey, said:

"We are all deeply saddened to learn of the death of The Duke of Edinburgh. As we reflect, with gratitude, on his selfless dedication to duty and service, our thoughts and prayers are with Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family at this time of personal and national sorrow. We will send a special letter of condolence to Buckingham Palace to convey our sentiments to them directly.

"I have fond memories of The Duke of Edinburgh’s visit to the borough in 2010, when he attended the official opening of Scarborough Open Air Theatre with Her Majesty The Queen. A wonderful day was had by all who attended and the Royal couple certainly seemed to enjoy the fantastic musical performances and the wonderful atmosphere created by all those who packed out the theatre to welcome them. It was a day on which lifetime memories were created and one I will always remember fondly."

The official online Book of Condolence is now available on the Royal website for those who wish to send a personal message of condolence. You can access it here.

Picture of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh