Premier's Office
Office of the Governor
Release Date:
Friday, 9 April 2021 - 2:58pm

The public is advised that due to the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Territory will observe a national period of mourning from today, April 9 until the day after the official funeral and burial.

The date of Prince Philip’s funeral will be made in a subsequent announcement.

In this regard, all flags on Government buildings will be flown half-mast throughout this period of national mourning.


Sheriece T. Smith

Information Officer II 
Dept. of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468- 2740
Email:    shersmith@gov.vg