Book of condolence opened for HRH Duke of Edinburgh

This story was published 15 April 2021

North Yorkshire residents without access to computers who wish to pay tribute to HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, are encouraged to visit their local library where they will be helped to share their message on the Royal Website.

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

A national book of condolence is open for people to share their messages.

“It is with great sadness that we are expressing our condolences on the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh who devoted his life to supporting Her Majesty The Queen,” said County Councillor Greg White, Executive Member for Libraries.

“He was hugely respected by so many so it’s important we offer residents the chance to share personal messages of condolence to the Royal Family.

“In order to observe current Covid-19 precautions, physical condolence books are not being offered and we are asked to avoid gatherings and instead find alternative ways to honour Prince Philip.

“For those without access to the Internet our libraries are open and residents can book appointments to use the public computers. Our amazing staff are on hand to offer assistance so please come along.”

Safeguards will be in place. Customers will need to wear face coverings, hand sanitiser will be available, the Track and Trace system will operate and numbers will be limited.

Services and opening hours will vary between libraries, so prior to visiting customers should check with their library by calling 01609 533800 or visiting our library services during Covid page.