His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh will be warmly remembered for his constant support to the Queen throughout her long reign as well as his own royal duties and significant charitable work.
Looe will join the nation in showing respect for the Duke of Edinburgh by laying floral tributes at the war memorial and opening a Book of Condolence. More information about how you can pay tribute is set out below
We will also be participating in the national silence which is likely to take place on the day of Prince Philip’s funeral. Please note, however, that we will not be gathering in large numbers for this due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.
The Royal Family ask that members of the public consider making a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes see https://www.royal.uk/donations
If you would like to lay flowers in memory of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, please place them in the area surrounding the war memorial in Fore Street. The Looe Town Council team will be monitoring this area and keeping tidy during the mourning period so please note that tributes may be moved within the area depending on the volume arriving.
In the interest of the environment, please lay flowers only, i.e. without any plastic wrapping or ties, and please do not leave any other tributes such as candles or soft toys. After the funeral of the Duke, all the tributes will be gathered for composting. This compost will then be used to plant a tree in lasting tribute and we are currently identifying possible sites for this.
Book of Condolence
The Mayor will be writing to Prince Philip’s Private Secretary to formally send condolences on behalf of the town. You may, however, wish to add your own words of condolence on his death.
Due to ongoing Covid Restrictions, we will not be opening a physical book of condolence on this occasion.
I have been advised that through the Cornwall Lieutenancy, Cornwall has opened a book of condolence . Messages of condolence can be emailed to email@example.com; the national book of condolence is here www.royal.uk.
Residents with no internet access are welcome to send any messages of condolence to us at Looe Library and Community Hub, The Millpool, West Looe, PL13 2AF. Council Officers will add these to the online book of condolence on your behalf.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Funeral will take place on Saturday 17 April 2021 at 3pm in St George’s Chapel, Windsor. The Funeral Service will begin with a National Minute’s Silence at three o’clock. The service will be preceded by a ceremonial procession inside the grounds of Windsor Castle.
The plans for the funeral are in line with The Duke of Edinburgh’s own personal wishes, and the occasion will recognise and celebrate The Duke’s life and his more than 70 years of service to The Queen, the UK and the Commonwealth. Official details can be found here