Kimberley councillors pay their respects to Prince Phillip

The death of the Duke of Edinburgh has touched the hearts of many across the Eastwood and Kimberley area this week.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 1:15 pm
Kimberley town councillors laid a wreath in Toll Bar Square as a tribute to Prince Philip.

Residents have all paid their respects in their own way, with many choosing to leave flowers as an expression of sympathy.

On behalf of the Kimberley community and Kimberley Town Council, a restricted number of councillors and the acting town clerk laid a wreath in Toll Bar Square on Saturday, April 10, in recognition of a lifetime of service given by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip.

Trevor Rood, chairman of Kimberley Town Council, said: “We share the grief and sadness of our beloved Queen.”

Residents of Eastwood were also invited to leave floral tributes adjacent to the Millennium Clock in the town.

The duke and the Queen were married for more than 70 years and Philip dedicated decades of his life to royal duty, serving the nation at the monarch's side.

The Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire Sir John Peace expressed ‘great sadness’ in the wake of the prince’s death.

Sir John said: “I am very saddened to hear of the passing of HRH Prince Philip and my thoughts and prayers are with HM the Queen and the rest of the Royal Family at this difficult time.

“HRH has been an active supporter of Nottinghamshire during his many years of dedicated service and his presence within the county will be greatly missed.

“I remember the man – the sense of humour, the sharp insights and more importantly, the work he has done for young people through the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

“His contribution has been immense, and it needs to be recognised by everyone."

Coun Kay Cutts, Nottinghamshire County Council leader, also expressed her sympathy and said she felt immense gratitude to him for his many years of service to the nation.

Coun Cutts said: ““The Duke of Edinburgh was a loving and devoted husband to Her Majesty.

"In Nottinghamshire, we will remember Prince Philip for founding the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, which has inspired and benefited many thousands of young people in our county."

The county council has opened a Book of Condolence for Nottinghamshire residents, which can be signed here.