Duke of Edinburgh
Flags are flying at half-mast across Dudley today as a mark of respect following the sad death of the Duke of Edinburgh.
Kevin O’Keefe, chief executive of Dudley Council, said:
We are greatly saddened to hear of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh and on behalf of myself and the people of Dudley borough I would like to send sincere condolences to the royal family at this time.
The Duke of Edinburgh served as Queen’s consort for 70 years, dedicating his life to public service and the borough is privileged to have welcomed the Duke of Edinburgh on two occasions during the Duke’s lifetime. He first visited with the Queen in 1957 as part of a tour of Staffordshire and Worcestershire and in 1977 as part of the celebrations to mark the Queen’s Silver Jubilee
As a mark of respect, we will be flying the Union Flag at half mast, and there will be a virtual book condolence for people to sign.
The council is waiting for more details from the Palace about books of condolence, floral tributes or charity donations.