Flags are being flown half mast at Guildhall and Mansion House as the City of London joins HM The Queen, her family, and the nation in mourning the loss of HRH Prince Philip. Both the Lord Mayor and the Policy Chair paid tribute on behalf of the City of London.

Responding to the news that His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has died:

Lord Mayor of the City of London, William Russell, said:

“This is a terribly sad moment for the nation. Our thoughts are with HM The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh’s family and friends at this time.

“His Royal Highness served the country and supported the City of London faithfully during the course of his long and distinguished life.

“As we stop to mourn, the City joins together in sending our sincerest condolences.”

Policy Chair at the City of London Corporation, Catherine McGuinness, said:

“We in the City send our deepest sympathies to HM The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh’s family and friends.

“Although it is a sad day, we should also pay tribute to His Royal Highness’s many achievements and dedicated public service – not least his longstanding charitable work.”