Friday 9th April 2021


The Town Council has today received information from the Lord Lieutenant’s Office that His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh has died.

Our sadness at this time is shared by people across the globe, as we remember with affection and gratitude the lifetime of service given by Prince Phillip, husband to Her Majesty the Queen.


Councillor Jack Owen

The Town Mayor of Sudbury


Letter of Condolence


A letter of condolence has been sent on behalf of the town of Sudbury to the Private Secretary to Her Majesty The Queen to express the very deep sadness on the death of His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh.  

The letter of condolence can be viewed here.

Book of Condolence


The Suffolk online book of condolences for His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh 

This online book of condolences is open for residents to pay their respects and show their love and support for the Royal Family.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, traditional physical books of condolences are not being made available for people to record their messages.

As an alternative, you can leave your message here and they will be gathered at the end of the period of mourning and developed into a printed version.

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In accordance with public health advice, members of the public are asked to continue to follow the current Government COVID-19 Guidelines, rather than laying floral tributes you may wish to consider making a donation to a charity of your choice, or one of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Patronages in memory of His Royal Highness.



The Union Flag will fly at half-mast at The Town Hall from 9th April until the day after His Royal Highness' funeral.


Further details can be found on the following websites below;  - National E-Book of Condolences – Lord Lieutenant’s Office and Suffolk E-book of Condolences – Diocesan of St. Edmundsbury & Ipswich