An online condolence book has been launched to allow people to pay their respects to the Duke of Edinburgh in a safe manner against the Covid-19 coronavirus.
As part of government guidelines, traditional condolence books will not be available in public buildings for people to sign in person.
The official document âGuidance for the period of national mourningâ also asks the public not to place flowers or other commemorative items such as candles, messages and keepsakes, in royal residences or in other public spaces. .
People are also urged not to visit royal residences or assemble in public at this time, and to continue to follow all covid regulations.
However, the website www.princephilipcondolences.co.uk allows members of the public to pay tribute to Prince Philip in a Covid-compliant manner.
Within hours of its launch, nearly 9,000 people signed the book, which our editors – Reach PLC – hope will bring some solace to the Queen, the rest of the Royal Family and all whose lives have touched. been touched by the duke.
The website says: “Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, has passed away at the age of 99 after decades of dedicated service to the country and his family. The longest-serving royal consort of all time, Prince Philip has been married to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth for over 70 years.
âBesides being the Queen’s Rock, Prince Philip has also changed the lives of millions of people around the world with his Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards.
âAnd his tireless work for the World Wide Fund for Nature has ensured that the plight of endangered animals and the need to conserve the natural world have remained at the forefront of minds for many years.
âHer death at the age of 99 on Friday April 9 caused a wave of grief around the world.
“Here you can add your thoughts, wishes and memories to our enduring online memorial to the Duke and say ‘thank you’ for his service to his country.”
You can sign the condolence book here