HRH The Duke of Edinburgh – 10 June 1921–9 April 2021
The Mayor, Councillors and staff of Amersham Town Council were deeply saddened to learn about the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh on Friday 9 April. Since his marriage to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 20th November 1947, he has 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.
Following the advice from Buckingham Palace the Council would like to urge residents not to lay flowers, however the palace has suggested alternative ways of paying their respects. These include adding messages to online books of condolence or to donate to charities of their choice or to those that are known to have been close to the Duke’s heart.