Following the sad news that the Duke of Edinburgh has died aged 99, the Mayor of Knowsley, Cllr Frank Walsh has led the tributes from Knowsley.
“I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. On behalf of everyone in the borough of Knowsley, I extend deepest sympathies and sincere condolences to her Majesty The Queen and all of the members of the Royal Family.
“In his lifetime, the Duke contributed so much to the nation, not least of which was The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, a programme designed to build the confidence and resilience of young people and one which I know a great many young people in our borough have taken part in, and benefitted from.
“As a mark of respect we will be flying the Union Flag at half-mast and we will be opening an online book of condolence so that residents can express their own tributes to the Duke.”
Knowsley pays tribute to The Duke of Edinburgh
The Union Flag is being flown at half mast in Kirkby and Huyton, and will remain so until 8am on Sunday 18 April, the day after the funeral.
In accordance with the wishes of the Royal Family, mourners are asked not to lay flowers in public places. Instead, you may consider giving a donation to your choice of charity. There is no official charity you are asked to support in memory of the Duke, but if you are unsure you may consider The Duke of Edinburgh Award Charity or the Mayor of Knowsley’s Charity, which this year is supporting Willowbrook Hospice.
A special service will take place at Liverpool Cathedral on Sunday, 18 April, 2021 at 3pm. This will be by attendance only in order to meet COVID guidelines, but it will be streamed live online via YouTube.
Read or sign an online Book of Condolence
The Royal Family has opened an online book of condolence for the nation, which you’ll find at https://www.royal.uk/.
You’ll also find our online book of condolence for Knowsley below. If you would like to record your thoughts, memories or just express your condolences, please leave an entry. Terms and conditions for contributions apply.
You served our great nation for 70 long years
You will always be in our hearts
God bless you
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RIP your Majesty, you have earned your rest.... Collapse
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thank you for your years of service, dedication, wisdom and loyalty you have shown your subjects most of your life from such a young and tender age
Thankyou for being our guiding light, rest peacefully ma'am with your beloved Phillip
Sending strength, prayers and love to your family. Thank you
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Your work now is done, RIP with your beloved husband. You will be greatly missed.... Collapse
My thoughts and prayers are with King Charles III and his family.... Collapse
You have always been and continue to be an inspiration to us all,
During the good times and the bad.
We will think of you when we are feeling sad.
A moment in history that has never been known
It's seventy years since you came to the throne.
Throughout your long and exceptional life
You have served us all not only as our Queen but also as a Mother and a Wife.
The Nation's Grandmother you are & will always be truly missed.
We've laughed and we've cried since the day that you died.
Thank you Your Majesty for your constant dedication and selfless devotion.
I wish I could bottle it as a Regal potion.
You were so elegant, loyal and very forgiving.
You have shown us all that life is for living.
Now that you have gained your Angel wings.
We'll laugh when we remember the funny things
Memories of you will never fade.
I laugh when I see a jar of Marmalade
After your meeting with Paddington
Thank You Ma'am for everything that you have done
As we slowly move forward under the reign of your eldest Son.
Thank You Your Majesty for a job well done.
My thoughts and prayers are with your children and their families... Collapse
Rest in Peace,
God save the Queen.... Collapse
May you know rest in peace with your husband Phillip.... Collapse
In my small number of encounters with the Queen, I witnessed how she cared deeply and sincerely about our country, our people, and the important role she filled in the Commonwealth
It is, perhaps, unfashionable these days to talk about duty and responsibility: our duty and responsibilities to our country and to each other. The Queen was a shining example in the way she embodied the ideal of the duty and the huge responsibilities she carried on her shoulders.
Heartfelt thanks for her long and distinguished service to our country.... Collapse