The Town Council and the people of Dover are deeply saddened to hear of the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philip was married to the Queen for over 70 years and devoted himself to a life of outstanding public service and duty. He was a good friend to Dover, visiting with Her Majesty in 1958 and again in 2006 for the celebrations of the founding of the Port 400 years ago. During that visit he was particularly keen to hear about the Town’s wartime history and experience together with its modern role as a major international travel hub.
We send our condolences and our thoughts are with Her Majesty and the Royal Family as we mourn his loss.
The Town Council is acting in accordance with official advice concerning tributes from members of the public which is attached and explained below.
Following the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh we know that many of you will be wanting to pay tribute to him and offer condolences to Her Majesty The Queen at this sad time.
Our priority remains to keep everyone safe and, due to the current public health guidelines and lockdown restrictions around COVID-19, we will not be providing books of condolences at our buildings.
We would like to encourage you to leave your tributes to The Duke of Edinburgh by signing the book of condolence on the website of The Royal Household.
You can find the book of condolence here
If you are unable to access the online book of condolence you are welcome to send your tribute in writing to the following address;
Tribute to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, Kent County Council, The Civic Office, Sessions House, County Road, Maidstone ME14 1XQ
The Royal Household has requested that members of the public do not leave floral tributes or gather in public places to offer their respects. The Palace has suggested that people could donate to charity instead, if they wish to do so.