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Lowering of flags across Mid & East Antrim in mark of respect to HRH Prince Philip

All flags on Mid and East Antrim Borough Council buildings and memorials will fly at half-mast as a mark of respect to His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who has died at the age of 99.

Mayor, Councillor Peter Johnston, has led tributes to The Duke of Edinburgh, and announced the opening of an online Book of Condolence to allow members of the public to share their messages of sympathy.

Flags at the main civic buildings across Mid and East Antrim have also been lowered to half-mast.

In a statement issued today, Buckingham Palace said:

“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces 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."

Messages and tributes in memory of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, can be shared at:

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