It is with great sadness that Wadebridge Town Council announces that a Book of Condolence for His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away on Friday 9 April 2021, will be opened at the Town Hall, Wadebridge.

The Book of Condolence will be open from Monday 12 April 2021 until the day following the funeral – this date will be advised once more information regarding the funeral has been received.

However, due to the current Covid-19 restrictions it is unfortunately necessary to restrict the hours available for members of the public to sign the Book of Condolence. There will be two sessions available each day as follows :  

Monday 12 April 2021 – Friday 16 April 2021

9.30am – Noon



Monday 19 April 2021 – the day following the funeral (inclusive)

9.30am – Noon



These are open sessions and you do not need an appointment unless you require use of the disabled access.

Disabled visitors – Unfortunately, disabled access is not available on Monday 12 or Tuesday 13 April 2021. Please contact the Town Clerk’s office to book your visit :

01208 817081

For health and safety purposes and in accordance with Government legislation, social distancing rules must be followed at all times and a face covering must be worn throughout your visit unless you have a valid exemption certificate – please bring this with you as you will need to show this to the member of staff on duty.

Please also expect your temperature to be taken on entering the Town Hall and hand sanitisers will be available to you.

You are also asked to bring your own pen if possible.

On Monday and Tuesday, the Book of Condolence will be located in the Foyer Office of the Town Hall with only one person being able to access the Book at any time.  A queuing system will be in place and a member of staff available to assist with this.  Please note that disabled access is not available on these days.

From Wednesday onwards, the Book will be located in the Main Hall with four separate tables available.

Town council staff will be available to assist members of the public and to also ensure that social distancing is adhered to at all times throughout the sessions.

The Book of Condolence is made up of loose-leaf pages that will be bound and retained by the Town Council. After the funeral, a letter will be sent to the Queen’s Private Secretary advising of the Book of Condolence and the number of signatures received.

We understand that there will be an official Buckingham Palace Condolence Book – more information on how to access this will be advised as and when it is received.

Additional information regarding Books of Condolence -

The Cornwall Lieutenancy has opened a Book of Condolence for Cornwall and messages can be emailed to

A National Book of Condolence is also open via this link -


The Royal Family ask that members of the public consider making a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes.  Information on this is available at - and this also includes a link to the National Book of Condolence.

We thank you for your patience and cooperation whilst visiting the Town Hall on this sad occasion.