On Friday 9th April Buckingham Palace announced the passing of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle.

It is with great sadness that Bardsey Parish Council, on behalf of the community of Bardsey cum Rigton, joins the nation in mourning. The Parish Council offers its sincere condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the whole Royal Family at this time of such irreplaceable loss.

His Royal Highness gave a lifetime of exemplary service to Queen, Family, Country and the International Community, and was involved with hundreds of charities and organisations representing a wide variety of good causes including our armed forces, wildlife and environmental conservation, and not least the outstanding Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme from which so many young people have benefitted.

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 the Royal Website via the link below.

In the light of ongoing Covid 19 precautions and requests from the Palace, Bardsey Parish Council will not open a local book of condolences. Those wishing to express sympathy are encouraged to use the online book of condolences, which may also be accessed by clicking on the the following link: