South African rejoined the Commonwealth in 1994 and highly values its membership of such a revered institution.

On behalf of our members, directors and staff, the South African-Thai Chamber of Commerce (SATCC) sends its sincere condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family on the passing of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

The SATCC has been advised by the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand which has issued the following guidance from HMG about the overseas response to his death.

Please note that:

  • Due to worldwide COVID restrictions, there will be no physical book of condolence opened at the British Embassy
  • Mourners will be asked to sign the online book of condolence, which will shortly be available at
  • Please do not send floral tributes to the Embassy or to Buckingham Palace
  • We are encouraged to wear dark clothing and men should wear black ties and a black suit
  • All British Embassy related events are postponed until after the funeral