HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh


Fen Drayton Parish Council was deeply saddened to learn of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.


Since his marriage to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 20 November 1947 he dedicated his life to serving this nation and being Her Majesty’s ‘strength and stay’ throughout their marriage.


The Duke was involved with some 800 charities or bodies, with a particular interest in scientific and technological research, industry, the environment and sport. 


His dedication and steadfastness to the country leaves a legacy that will not be forgotten.


May he rest in peace.

Cambridgeshire County Council has advised the following protocol following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh: 


Flag flying

Flags should be flown at half-mast until 20.00hrs on the day of the funeral. 


Laying of Floral Tributes

In line with national guidance, members of the public should make a donation rather than lay flowers. This is for their own safety and also corresponds with the wishes of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. 


Books of Condolence

Further to national guidance and advice from Public Health, councils will not make a physical book of condolence available. Arrangements are being made for libraries that are opening on Monday to provide a place for people to post messages of condolence for the Duke of Edinburgh. We will advise which libraries will be offering this service shortly.


An online book of condolence is available at: