Flags across the Nation’s Capital are flying at half-mast on Saturday, following the news of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip’s passing.

A 41 gun salute will also be held at the Parliament House forecourt from 5pm Saturday afternoon.

ACT Chief Minister, Andrew Barr has led the local tributes and messages of support to the Royal Family.

In a tweet on Friday night, Mr Barr passed on his condolences on behalf of all ACT residents.

“On behalf of the Australian Capital Territory Government and the people of Canberra, I extend our deepest condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family.”

Across the border, Queanbeyan-Palerang Mayor, Tim Overall shared this photo and his sadness on learning the news.

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“Sad to hear of the passing of Prince Phillip – here at front when my parents had the great privilege to reveal to Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh the proposed site of Lake Burley Griffin (dad beside the Queen, mum in white dress and hat).”

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet has also set up a condolence book for citizens wishing to send their love to Buckingham Palace.

It can be found online here.

 

 

 

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