With the sad passing of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, we would like to make you aware that there are dedicated web pages available online via the Cumbria County Council website, which include information and guidance on how members of the public can express their condolences during this time of mourning.
Please find the website here: https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/dukeofedinburgh/
Please also be aware that in order to comply with COVID-19 restrictions in place, and to reduce the risk of transmission, The Royal Family have asked that no Books of Condolence are to be made available in public buildings for people to sign in person. Please encourage the members of your community to leave their condolence via the official online Book of Condolence on the Royal website: https://www.royal.uk/
We do appreciate that not everyone is able to easily access the internet and we are currently seeking further guidance from the Government and Royal Household.
The Royal Family have also respectfully asked members of the public to not lay flowers or other memorial items such as candles, messages and mementoes, at public spaces. Instead, members of the public who wish can make a donation as a tribute to His Royal Highness to a charity of their choosing or one of the charities or organisations which The Duke of Edinburgh supported in his public duties. The Duke of Edinburgh supported many amazing charities and some of these have strong connections to our county. For example, one of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Patronages is the Outward Bound Trust which has its HQ in Cumbria.
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Cumbria County Council