High Peak Mayor and council leader pay tribute to Prince Philip

The Mayor of High Peak and leader of High Peak Borough Council have paid tribute to Prince Philip after his death was announced today.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 6:14 pm

The Duke of Edinburgh passed away at Windsor Castle this morning, aged 99.

High Peak Mayor Ed Kelly and leader of the council Anthony McKeown said: “It is with great sadness that we in the High Peak learned of the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. In his long and eventful life, the Prince has been a steadfast companion to The Queen and has dedicated his life to public service.

“He has supported many charities and helped inspire many young people with the founding of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Prince Philip passed away at Windsor Castle this morning, aged 99. (Photo by Adrian Dennis - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

“On behalf of our residents and everyone at the Council we send our deepest condolences to The Queen and the Royal Family and join communities across the UK and the world in mourning his loss.”

As a mark of respect, the flags on Buxton Town Hall and Hadfield Hall, at Norfolk Square in Glossop and in Manor Park have been lowered to half-mast.

The council is also reviewing meetings, events and Mayoral engagements due to take place in the coming days.

Consideration is also being given to arrangements for floral tributes and books of condolence which will need to take account of the current Covid restrictions and guidelines.

People may prefer to sign the official Buckingham Palace e-book of condolence at www.royal.uk.

Further information will be released in due course on the council’s website and its Facebook and Twitter accounts or at www.highpeak.gov.uk/Condolences.