HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
12 April 2021
Following the announcement of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the House of Commons, the House of Lords and everyone at UK Parliament extend their sympathies to the Royal Family.
Statement from the Speaker of the House of Commons, The Rt Hon. Sir Lindsay Hoyle:
'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.'
Statement from the Lord Speaker, The Rt Hon. Lord Fowler:
Throughout the 51 years I have served in the Lords and the Commons, Prince Philip has been a constant inspiration to all serving in Parliament. His devotion to public service was admired by all and his legacy will never be forgotten. The House of Lords will have the opportunity of paying tribute to him in the coming days.'
Image: Copyright House of Lords / Photography by Roger Harris