THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH: Liverpool mourns HRH Prince Philip
Liverpool Cathedral is in mourning following the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.
The Royal couple were regular visitors to Liverpool over the years. Union flags at key council buildings including the Town Hall and St George's Hall remain at half-mast. One of the Duke's most significant legacies will be the establishment of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme.
The Duke of Edinburgh visited Liverpool many times as consort to the Sovereign, most recently in 2016, when the Royal couple attended the International Festival of Business and opened both the new Exhibition Centre and Alder Hey Hospital.
Prince Philip retired from his Royal duties on 2 August 2017, at the age of 96, having completed 22,219 solo engagements since 1952.
Liverpool cathedral is open for people to offer private prayer and the lighting of candles in a Covid safe manner.
Liverpool’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Anna Rothery, has written to The Queen to convey the city’s condolences following the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
The private letter to Her Majesty follows the opening of a virtual Book of Condolence, which has been signed by hundreds of people.
Councillor Rothery said: “We have had many messages paying tribute to Prince Philip and expressing sorrow at his death.
“On behalf of the people of the city, I have now written to Her Majesty to pass on our condolences at this sad time.”
The Royal couple were regular visitors to Liverpool, most recently in 2016.
Union flags at key council buildings including the Town Hall and St George’s Hall remain at half-mast.
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