Isle of Wight Council statement: His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. K.G., K.T

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The councillors and officers of the Isle of Wight Council are deeply saddened to learn of the death of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. K.G., K.T. and extend their heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and members of the Royal Family at this time.

We remember with immense gratitude his lifetime of service to Her Majesty and the country and his fondness for the Isle of Wight.

Flags at County Hall have been set to half-mast.

We are supporting the Royal Household in asking that floral tributes should not be laid at this time.

The Royal Family ask that members of the public consider making a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes. See www.royal.uk/donations.

A national online book of condolence is available on the Royal Family website. People who wish to offer messages of condolence are encouraged to complete this online.

Physical books of condolence will also be available at council libraries from Monday 12 April as our libraries reopen in a COVID-secure way and in line with the COVID-19 roadmap. People are advised to bring their own pens to help manage the transmission of COVID-19. Islands libraries opening times and details

COVID-19 guidance remains in place. People should ensure to maintain social distance if attending a location to sign books of condolence. When attending an indoor venue, people should wear a face-covering unless medically exempt. Regular hand washing/sanitising is also advised.

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, you should stay at home and book a test.