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Essex Police mourns HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh

History / Fri 9th Apr 2021 at 12:17pm

TODAY Essex Police joins the country in mourning following the sad passing of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.

As a mark of respect to The Duke, flags on all police stations across Essex will fly at half-mast in tribute to The Duke, who sadly passed away on Friday 9 April.

Chief Constable Ben-Julian Harrington led tributes on behalf of Essex Police, he said: “Our deepest condolences are with Her Majesty The Queen and her family at this very difficult time.

“His Royal Highness served our Queen and country loyally and faithfully for many years and today we will lower our flags to both honour and remember him.”

Residents of the county are encouraged to safely pay their respects.

Local authorities will be making information available about where floral tributes can be left in your area in a safe, socially-distanced way.

Essex Police joins the county’s residents in their grief at this sad time, but we would ask people to remember the current government guidelines in place to keep us all safe.

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