prince philip dies 2021Like most people we were saddened to hear of the death of Prince Philip – he has been at the Queen’s side for 73 years and was her rock.  Queen Elizabeth said that Prince Philip’s death “will leave a huge void”.  Many flowers and tributes have been left at the entrance to Windsor Castle and the funeral date has been announced as Saturday 17th April 2021.

Prince Philip never liked a fuss and although he was due a state funeral we understand that the Queen will follow her husband’s wishes and have a private ceremony in St Georges Chapel in Windsor.  This will however be televised and the crowds are warned to stay away to stay safe during this pandemic.  There is an online book of condolence  that people are being urged to leave a message on rather than to leave flowers in order to stay safe from Covid.

A large police presence in Windsor this week aims to keep people safe reminding them to keep their distance and avoid close contact with others.

We offer our heartfelt condolences to Queen Elizabeth and her family at this sad time.