Prince Philip death: Condolence book opened online


Physical books of condolence for the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, will not be available for the public to sign at the British High Commission in Dhaka due to the Covid19 pandemic.

Members of the public wishing to express their condolences are welcome to send a message to the Royal Family via the online Book of Condolence on this website: www.royal.uk/books-condolence, the High Commission said. 

On Friday, the Buckingham Palace announced the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. 

The Funeral will take place at St George’s Chapel, Windsor on Saturday 17 April at 1500 UK time. 

The Service will begin with a National Minute’s Silence across the UK at 1500 UK time and will be a Ceremonial Royal Funeral, the form of funeral that was held for Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother in 2002.

The UK has now entered a period of national mourning that will last until 0800 on Sunday 18 April. Flags will be flown at half-mast across UK Government buildings during this time.

The British High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Robert Chatterton Dickson, said: “As the Prime Minister has said, we are a nation united in both grief and gratitude. Grief at Prince Philip’s passing, and gratitude for his lifetime of dedicated service to our country. Whether as a naval hero, as the creator of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, or as Her Majesty’s loyal consort; his legacy is felt by millions at home, across the Commonwealth, and around the world."

He also thanked to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the people of Bangladesh for the messages of support and condolence at this time. 

"I am grateful to The Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and to the people of Bangladesh for your kind messages of support and condolence at this time. The ties between our countries are wide and deep, and we will continue to work with Bangladesh in the spirit of steadfast friendship embodied by His Royal Highness.”