Adur and Worthing Pay Tribute to Duke of Edinburgh

Released: Friday, 09 April 2021

The First Citizens of Adur and Worthing today (Friday, 9th April 2021) paid tribute to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who has died aged 99.

Union Flags on civic buildings, including Worthing Town Hall and the Shoreham Centre, are now flying at half mast to mark the Duke's passing.

In a statement shortly after midday, Buckingham Palace said:

“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

“The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”

The Duke, who was the longest-serving consort in British history, had returned to Windsor Castle on 16th March after spending a month in hospital.

The Mayor of Worthing, Cllr Lionel Harman:

“I speak for myself and the Mayoress and, I am sure on behalf of the people of Worthing, in saying how incredibly sad we are to hear of the passing of this great man, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.

“He will never be forgotten for his service to the country and commonwealth. My thoughts are with Her Majesty The Queen and the rest of the Royal Family at this difficult time.”

The Chairman of Adur District Council, Cllr Andy McGregor, said:

“My wife Sue and I were in tears when we heard the announcement. The Duke has been a fantastic servant to his country and the Commonwealth. He has been a perfect companion and constant supporter for our Queen. He will be greatly missed.”

He added that he had seen at first hand how much the Prince Philip meant to people when he had attended dinners at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes where he was:

“loved and respected by all.”

Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said:

“The Duke inspired the lives of countless young people.”

“Prince Philip earned the affection of generations here in the United Kingdom, across the Commonwealth, and around the world,” he added.

The following pages on the official website of the Royal Household contain useful information:

More information about the Duke of Edinburgh's life, marriage, work, charities & patronages, and interests can be found on the:

A dedicated page has been set up on GOV.UK to bring together important information including National silence to take place on Saturday 17th April 2021, guidance for the period of national mourning and announcements from 10 Downing Street:

 See also:

 

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