HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Published: 12 April 2021

On behalf of Rawdon Parish Council I would like to offer our deepest sympathy and sincerest condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II and all of the Royal Family.

With the passing of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the country has lost a loyal servant who has stood by the side of our Monarch since her coronation and who's contribution to the nation includes active service in the Royal Navy throughout WW2.

For many of us his name is synonymous with the awards that carry his title. The Duke of Edinburgh Awards have played a part in the life experiences of millions of young people from all walks of life. I am sure they will endure and represent on their own a significant legacy for the nation.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has lost not only the royal consort but her husband of 73years. Our thoughts and prayers must be with her for what would be an almost unbearable tragedy for anyone, let alone one she must endure under the full spotlight of the world's media.

God Save The Queen
Neil Hunt Parish Council Chairman

An online book of condolence is available for signing at: for those who wish to pay their respects.