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HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh 1921 - 2021
It is with the greatest sadness that Hockley Parish Council learnt of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. The Duke of Edinburgh saw active service during the Second World War and following a successful naval career steadfastly supported Her Majesty the Queen following her Accession in 1952, becoming the longest serving British consort in 2009.
His Royal Highness was involved in the work of many charities and organisations and is probably best known for founding the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme in 1956. The scheme has inspired millions of young people in more than 140 countries to develop skills, experience adventure and to serve their communities.
The Council joins the Royal family and the country in mourning his loss.
Council and Committee Meeting
All meetings scheduled for the week commencing 12th of April 2021 have been postponed to coincide with the period of national mourning.
Flying of Flags
As a mark of respect we will fly the flag outside the Old Fire Station at half mast in accordance with the official guidance.
Book of Condolence
A message of condolence can be sent to the official Royal online book of condolence here:
Further announcements will be made in due course.