Statement from The Mayor of Ealing, Councillor Dr Abdullah Gulaid

“On behalf of all the residents of Ealing, I wish to offer our condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the death of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Royal family at this very sad time.

"He will be remembered for many things, including the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, which has helped countless young people since its creation in 1956.

"He will also be remembered for his outstanding dedication and support to Her Majesty the Queen, selflessly serving by her side for over 70 years."

Flags on Ealing’s public buildings will be flown at half-mast and a national book of condolence has been opened by the Royal Household for those who wish to send messages of condolence.  

The Royal Household has asked that floral tributes should not be laid at Royal Residences at this time but rather a donation to one of the charities the Duke of Edinburgh was patron of or a charity of the individuals choice. If you wish to lay a floral tribute locally, this can be laid outside of Ealing Town Hall. Residents are asked to not leave tributes other than floral in this pandemic situation. 

Please do not gather at Royal Residences, and continue to follow public health advice particularly on avoiding meeting in large groups and on minimising travel.

During the period of mourning the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Ealing will not wear chains or robes of office but badges of office will be worn on black neck ribbons. Flags on Ealing’s public buildings will be flown at half-mast.