Bristol University campus flags to fly at half-mast during national mourning for Prince Philip


Epigram News Team

Professor Hugh Brady, Bristol University’s Vice-Chancellor and President, has paid tribute to the late Prince Philip who died on Friday 9 April.

In a statement issued yesterday, Professor Hugh Brady said: ‘The University of Bristol is saddened to hear of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

‘Throughout his life, the Duke personified civic duty and his contribution to the nation, over many decades, has been extraordinary.

‘As a mark of respect, we will fly campus flags at half-mast. Our thoughts are with Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family at this very sad time.’

The Duke of Edinburgh died peacefully at Windsor Castle on Friday, two months before his 100th birthday.

Announcing the news, a statement issued from Buckingham Palace read: ‘It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

‘His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

‘Further announcements will made in due course.

‘The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.’

As part of eight days of national mourning following the death of Prince Philip, flags will be lowered, TV presenters will wear black and Parliament will pass no new laws.

Prince Philip visited Bristol University on several occasions and the University say the flags will be flown at half-mast in accordance with royal protocol.

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The Royal Family have opened an online book of condolences, which can be found here, for anyone who wishes to send a message.