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Medway Council Statement following death of HRH The Prince Philip

HRH The Prince Philip

The Leader of Medway Council, Cllr Alan Jarrett, has issued a statement following the sad news of the death of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

A statement from the Palace said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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

Leader of Medway Council, Cllr Alan Jarrett, said: “It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. On behalf of the council and the people of Medway we send Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal family our deepest sympathies.

“Prince Philip was this nation’s longest serving royal consort, and was always there to support Her Majesty The Queen wherever she went, either at home or abroad. He was a great character known for his ready wit, and for the delightful manner in which he could put people at ease, no matter what the occasion. He will be remembered for his larger-than-life personality, and for way he helped to steer our Royal family through good times and more difficult times. Together with The Queen, he was instrumental in ensuring that we have strong monarchy fit for the 21st century.

“We will not see his like again.”

As a mark of respect flags at Gun Wharf and Rochester Castle are being flown at half-mast.

Further arrangements including information on messages of condolence will be issued in due course.

 

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