Wokingham Town Council today joins the rest of the country in mourning following the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

Town Mayor Cllr Tony Lack said: ‘On behalf of the residents of Wokingham town and the officers and members of the Town Council, I would like to express my deepest sorrow at the death of the Duke of Edinburgh who has been consort (companion to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II) for over 60 years.

In 2009 he became the longest serving British consort and in addition to playing a prominent role in accompanying The Queen, he was also patron or president of a number of organisations and created The Duke of Edinburgh Award in 1956 which continues to recognise the achievements of young people.

The Union Flag at the Town Hall is flying at half-mast. The national Book of Condolence can be found at https://www.royal.uk/ and further details of arrangements will be updated as they are released from Buckingham Palace.