The statement from the council read: “It is with deepest sorrow that we receive news today of the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
“On behalf of Louth Town Council and the community of Louth, we extend our greatest sympathies to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family.
“At this moment in history we come together with the rest of the country in remembering and being thankful for the life of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, a long and remarkable life dedicated to the service of the nation.”
The Mayor of Louth, Councillor Darren Hobson, added: “It is with great sadness that I offer my most sincere condolences on the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip. My thoughts and prayers are with The Queen and The Royal Family at this difficult time.”
As a mark of respect and remembrance, the Union flag outside the Sessions House in Eastgate - the town council’s headquarters - will now fly at half-mast until 8am on the day following Prince Philip’s funeral.
Further commemorative events may be organised in the coming days, in line with official announcements, which can be viewed at www.royal.uk and an official ebook of condolence may also be made available here.