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STATEMENT: His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

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Wokingham Borough Council today joins the rest of the country in mourning following the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

Borough Mayor Cllr Malcolm Richards said: “On behalf of the residents of Wokingham Borough and the staff and members of the borough council, I would like to express my deepest condolences following the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

“Many of us will be very saddened by the news today. His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has played a significant part in our country’s history, both in terms of supporting Her Majesty The Queen’s following her Accession in 1952, and his role in founding the hugely successful Duke of Edinburgh Awards more than 60 years ago.  He was also heavily involved in the work of many charities and organisations reflecting his wide range of interests and was Patron, President or a member of more than 750 organisations, many of which operate in the Wokingham Borough.”

The Union Flag is flying at half-mast at our Shute End offices.

We will provide further details in due course about a book of condolence.