Statement on death of The Duke of Edinburgh

Salford City Council has offered its deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and members of the Royal Family on the death of The Duke of Edinburgh.

The Union flag has been lowered to half-mast at Swinton Civic Centre and Eccles Town Hall. The Civic Centre will be lit deep purple until the day of the funeral.

City Mayor Paul Dennett, the Ceremonial Mayor of Salford Councillor John Mullen and Chief Executive of Salford City Council, Tom Stannard said: “His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has given decades of outstanding service to the people of Britain as well as being a devoted husband and family member.

“He was Chancellor of the University of Salford from 1967 to 1991 and continued his interest and support for the university long afterwards. In 2012 he visited Salford to view the new, state of the art campus at MediaCityUK and meet students.

“Many young people in Salford have also benefited from his Duke of Edinburgh scheme which helped them develop self-confidence and skills for life and leaves a lasting legacy.

“Salford mourns his passing and as a city, we send our deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and members of the Royal Family on their sad loss.”

Due to the pandemic, the council is respectfully asking members of the public to display flowers in the windows of their home, rather than gather at a central location to lay tributes to avoid any risk of virus transmission.

You can send a message of condolence on the Royal Family website.

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Date published
Friday 9 April 2021

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