Death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Friday, April 9, 2021

Earlier today, 9 April 2021, His Honour The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia, received official word from the Administrator of the Government of Canada in Ottawa, confirming the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, consort of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.

“It is with profound sadness that Mrs. LeBlanc and I learned of the passing of His Royal Highness,” said His Honour. “Prince Philip lived a long and remarkable life that was characterized by duty and service. He will be long remembered for his support to many charities and organizations, in particular his creation of the Duke of Edinburgh Award program which encouraged youth around the world, including thousands of Nova Scotian youth, to develop themselves through personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance and responsibility. On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I have written to Her Majesty the Queen to convey our deepest sympathy to her and all members of the Royal Family.”

Members of the public are invited to sign a Book of Condolence at Government House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily from now until the day of the Memorial Service.  Canadians can also share their messages of sympathy in the online book of condolences. Messages of sympathy or personal letters can be sent privately to

An area for placing flowers and cards has been established in front of Government House. All cards will be forwarded to Buckingham Palace.

A Memorial Service will be held at All Saints Cathedral in approximately eight days. Further information will be released when available.

The Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia has also released a video message that may be viewed at: