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Pudsey Town Hall flag at half mast as mark of respect for Duke of Edinburgh

The Pudsey Town Hall union flag is flying at half-mast as a mark of respect following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.

Pudsey councillor Simon Seary secured access to the Town Hall building on Friday to lower the flag until after the Duke’s funeral.

The union flag at half mast at Pudsey Town Hall. Photo: John Baron

Pudsey St Lawrence also paid tribute to the Duke, who died aged 99, on social media:

Leeds City Council has also issued a statement. The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Eileen Taylor, said:

“I am very sad to hear of the passing of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh and on behalf of the city I have written to Her Majesty the Queen to offer our thoughts and condolences at this sad time.

“We will be lowering the flags on our Civic buildings today as a mark of respect and an online book of condolence is available for signing at: www.royal.uk for those who wish to pay their respects.”

Leader of the Council, Councillor James Lewis, said:

“We are deeply saddened to hear the announcement from Buckingham Palace that His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has died.

“I’m sure the people of Leeds will join me at this time in paying their respects and remembering him and all the excellent work he has been involved in for his country over many decades.”

The Royal Family has asked that people wishing to express their condolences do so as safely as possible and suggest that rather than leaving floral tributes, people may wish to donate to a charity of their choice or to one of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Patronages. 

Further information is available on their website here: The Royal Family – tributes.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, passed away peacefully at Windsor Castle on Friday morning.

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