We learned last night of the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts are immediately with Her Majesty and the Royal Family.
Prince Philip was Her Majesty’s steadfast supporter through 73 years of marriage. On their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1997 Her Majesty described him as ‘my strength and stay’. That resolute cast of mind was manifest in a major public presence; witty, humourous, frank, intelligent, energetic and outspoken.
The world has lost an extraordinary man. Kind, funny, generous of spirit, he gave so much to so many.
Read the Governor’s Vale to HRH Duke of Edinburgh.
Government House Condolence Book and Tributes
Government House Perth will open its gates from 10am – 4pm all week to allow the West Australian community to pay their respects to the Duke of Edinburgh.
A condolence book will be made available for people to write a message of sympathy and tributes can also be left.
Access to Government House Perth will be via the pedestrian gate on St Georges Tce, closest to Irwin Street.
Leave an electronic Condolence Message
The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet have an online Condolence Book available. Messages will be accepted until 1st May 2021.
Your condolence will be sent to Buckingham Palace and archived by the Commonwealth and may be displayed at its national institutions, such as the National Library of Australia, forming part of the lasting record of Australia’s close relationship with The Duke over many decades.
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh was the Queen’s devoted consort (companion to the Sovereign) for over 60 years. To read more about his extraordinary life visit The Royal Family’s website.
Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on their last trip to Government House Perth in 2011, meeting with The Hon. Malcolm McCusker AC CVO QC,Governor of Western Australia, his wife Tonya and daughter Mary.
Australia mourns the passing of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. As a mark of mourning and respect, and in accordance with protocol, the Australian National Flag will be flown at half-mast on Saturday, 10 April 2021.
More information will be posted on our website once it becomes available.