Council Chairman's statement on behalf of the people of Fenland
The Chairman of Fenland District Council expressed "deep sadness" at the formal announcement of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, at the age of 99.
Councillor Alex Miscandlon said: "On behalf of all the people of Fenland, I would like to express my deep sadness at the news of the death of The Duke of Edinburgh.
"I know that people throughout the district will share my great sorrow while at the same time feeling immense gratitude for his long life and service to the whole nation.
"While we mourn his death, we give thanks for his life and for the shining example that he has given of commitment, faithfulness and true Christian values. He has been loved and respected by all.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with Her Majesty The Queen and all the Royal Family at this sad moment in our history."
Paul Medd, the Council's Chief Executive, said: "All our staff join with Members in mourning the death of Prince Philip. The Union Flag will be flown at half-mast at Fenland Hall until the day after his funeral."
Our online Book of Condolence for HRH The Duke of Edinburgh has now closed. Thank you to everyone who paid tribute. The messages of condolence will be gathered and sent to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal family.