Following the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, Chairman of Thanet District Council, Cllr Jason Savage said:
“Staff and Councillors at Thanet District Council are deeply saddened to learn of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.
“Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family at this difficult time. The council’s Union Flag will be flown at half-mast until the day after the funeral as a mark of respect.
“We appreciate that many people across the district will also be deeply saddened by this news. There is an online book of condolence on the website of the Royal Household https://www.royal.uk/condolence which we would like to encourage you to sign should you wish to leave a tribute to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
“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.”
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, 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.