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House of Commons tributes to HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

9 April 2021 (updated on 12 April 2021)

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The House of Commons met on Monday 12 April, following the announcement of the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

There was a one minute silence before MPs began paying tribute.

The Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP made a statement on the news on the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh:

‘This is obviously a very sad day for Her Majesty, the Royal Family and the whole country. The Duke of Edinburgh has given his unwavering support to The Queen, both as a husband and as a consort. Described by Her Majesty as ‘my constant strength’, he served this country too, first with distinction during the Second World War and selflessly throughout eight decades during peacetime.

‘Prince Philip has performed wide-ranging official roles, carrying out thousands of engagements and overseas visits on behalf of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. He will be remembered for his loyal devotion to service and his leadership of hundreds of ideals and causes close to his heart. Most notably, of course, is the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award which helps millions of young people around the world to achieve their full potential as team members and future leaders in their chosen fields.
‘His was a long life that saw so much dedication to duty. Today we must pause to honour him and to offer our sincerest thanks for the Prince’s devout faithfulness to our country – and all the nations shall miss him greatly.’