Bucks flags at half mast

Buckinghamshire Council has sent its ‘deepest condolences’ to the royal family on behalf of the county after the death of The Duke of Edinburgh (pictured).

Council chairman Richard Scott has written to the royal household to express sympathy.

Flags are flying at half-mast at council offices in Aylesbury, Amersham, Denham and High Wycombe until after the funeral has taken place.

Once the royal household has confirmed arrangements the council will be making books of condolence available and a two-minute silence will be observed. Details are to follow.