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HRH Prince Philip,
The Duke of Edinburgh


It is with great sadness that Faversham Town Council has learnt of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh

The following statement has been issued by the Palace:

It is with deep sorrow Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss. Friday, 9th April 2021.

Message from The Mayor of Faversham, Cllr Mrs Alison Reynolds BEM

“It was with great sadness to learn of His Royal Highness Prince Philip’s death today, the longest serving Royal Consort in British history.
The Union Flag on The Guildhall is being flown at half mast.”


During this time the Royal Family ask that members of the public consider making a donation to a charity instead of
leaving floral tributes in memory of The Duke of Edinburgh.

There is no official arrangement for giving donations in memory of The Duke of Edinburgh.
However members of the public who wish to make a donation as a tribute to His Royal Highness are encouraged to give to
a charity of their choosing or one of the charities or organisations which The Duke of Edinburgh supported in his public duties. 

Over the course of his life, The Duke of Edinburgh was patron or president of some 992 organisations, with special interests in
scientific and technological research and development, industry, the welfare of young people, conservation and the environment
and the encouragement of sport.

Book of Condolence

The Official Royal Family online Book of Condolence is available at royal.uk/condolence

A Book of Condolence will be available at The Town Hall, 12 Market Place, Faversham –
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm
Thursday and Friday 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm
Other times by appointment, please telephone 01795 503286

A further Book of Condolence will be available at Swale House, East Street, Sittingbourne –
Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm

Alternatively, you can send your condolences to:
Book of Condolence, Swale Borough Council, Swale House, East Street, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 3HT.

The Book of Condolence will close for archiving at 5pm on the day after the funeral.

Church Services

The Benefice of Faversham
Special Service in Commemoration of Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh
7pm on Friday 16th April at St Mary of Charity Church

Eventbrite link for the Community:

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18 February 2021
Last Updated
12 April 2021