This is how Hartlepool people can pay their respects to Prince Philip

Hartlepool people are being invited to pay their respects to Prince Philip by leaving messages in a national book of condolence.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 10:19 am
Prince Philip visiting HMS Warrior in 1980.
Prince Philip visiting HMS Warrior in 1980.

Hartlepool Borough Council expressed its sadness following the announcement of the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

Councillor Brenda Loynes, the Ceremonial Mayor of Hartlepool, said: “Our thoughts are with Her Majesty The Queen and the other members of the Royal Family, and on behalf of the Council and the residents of Hartlepool I will be writing to convey our sympathy.

“Prince Philip visited Hartlepool on a number of occasions over the years and I know many residents remember those occasions with great fondness.

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Hartlepool's ceremonial Mayor Coun Brenda Loynes.

"In particular, His Royal Highness visited Hartlepool in 1980 to witness HMS Warrior’s restoration in progress. The Duke of Edinburgh also accompanied Her Majesty The Queen when she officially opened our new marina in 1993."

The flags at Civic Centre are being flown at half-mast as a sign of respect.

People wishing to leave messages of condolence are asked to please leave them on a national online Book of Condolence which has been opened at www.royal.uk/condolence

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip arrive in Hartlepool in 1993 to open the Teeside Development Corporation marina and Maritme Heritage Centre.
Councillor Brenda Loynes, the Ceremonial Mayor of Hartlepool.