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His Royal Highness
The Duke of Edinburgh

1921 - 2021

Duke of Edinburgh Official Photo

The Dean and Chapter of Winchester Cathedral express their deepest condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family on the Death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

We give thanks for his life-time of exemplary public service and his tireless support of HM Queen Elizabeth for whom he has been a ‘strength and stay’.

At this time of national mourning, when government restrictions remain in force limiting gathering indoors, you are encouraged to give thanks and offer prayer whilst remaining at home. The book of condolence is online here.

The cathedral is open if you wish to come for private prayer and reflection. Please note that social distancing will be in place and you may have to wait for entry; you will find the hours of opening here. Instead of laying a floral tribute, you may wish to consider making a small donation to a charity.

A message from the Dean of Winchester.

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