Mayor of Newham’s statement on the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, 1921-2021

The Mayor of Newham, Rokhsana Fiaz OBE, today offered her deepest condolences on behalf of the residents of Newham, Councillors and the Council following the death of His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh.

The Palace sadly announced his death today at 12:01 pm.

Newham Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz OBE said: ‘My deepest sorrow and most heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and all members of the Royal Family on this national day of mourning. On behalf of all residents in Newham, Councillors and everyone at the Council, we pray for Her Majesty’s comfort at the loss of the Duke, her most loved one.

“The sadness that all of us here in Newham, across the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth feel at this moment, is a testament of his indelible presence in our lives as a commanding member of the Royal family. His legacy will be enduring through the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, which Newham is proudly part of. The Awards instil in our young people the importance of responsibility in themselves and in our communities; and His Royal Highness conferred a gift to this nation of most profound significance. That is why he will always be remembered for his enduring commitment to the British people, Her Majesty and our country.”

Messages of sympathy for the Royal Household

Many people will mourn HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s passing and want to send condolence wishes to Her Majesty the Queen and the rest of the Royal Household. Buckingham Palace has set up an online Book of Condolence which you can sign on the website. 

To find out more about how you can pay your respects, please visit our messages of sympathy for Royal Household page.

Published: 09 Apr 2021