It is with regret that we share the news from Buckingham Palace of the death of His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away on Friday, April 9, 2021 at the age of 99 years.

Prince Philip, husband to Canada’s Head of State, Queen Elizabeth II, was the longest serving consort in British history. He maintained a special relationship with the Canadian Armed Forces and was Colonel‑in‑Chief of six Canadian units. In 2011, he was named honorary general of the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force, as well as honorary admiral of the Royal Canadian Navy.

His Royal Highness was also the patron of more than forty organizations in Canada, including the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute and the Outward Bound Trust. During his last visit to Canada in April 2013, the Duke was named the first-ever Extraordinary Companion of the Order of Canada by the Governor General of Canada.

To honour the long and well established relationship between Canada and His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh, the flags at Town Hall has been lowered to the half-mast position.