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Territorians invited to pay their respects to Prince Phillip at Government House

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Territorians are invited to attend Government House in Darwin City this weekend to pay their respects to Prince Philip, who passed away at Windsor Castle on Friday April 9.

Members of the community can write a message of condolence for the Duke of Edinburgh on Saturday between 8am and midday.

The messages will be collated for a Book of Condolence which will be given to the Royal Family.

The Duke’s funeral will be held at St George’s Chapel, in the grounds of Windsor Castle, at 3pm (11.30pm ACST) tomorrow.

Administrator of the Northern Territory, Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O’Halloran AO says the Royal Family remains in her thoughts and prayers, a sentiment shared among Territorians.

"Like many people across the country, we understand Territorians have fond memories of His Royal Highness and would like to pay their respects and send their personal messages of condolence,” Her Honour says.

"As the representative of the Crown in right of the Northern Territory, I am pleased to officially open Government House so that community members and visitors to the Northern Territory can pay their respects and record their condolences”.

People can also leave a condolence message in the online book, which will be sent to Buckingham Palace and archived by the Commonwealth of Australia.

It may eventually be displayed at 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.

Online messages can be made via https://www.pmc.gov.au/pmc/condolences-form

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