Notts residents pay tributes in memory of The Duke of Edinburgh

Nottinghamshire residents have been paying their respects and sending messages of condolence in memory of The Duke of Edinburgh.

Saturday, 17th April 2021, 2:22 pm
Updated Saturday, 17th April 2021, 2:26 pm

Sir John Peace, Lord Lieutenant for Nottinghamshire paid tribute ahead of the funeral today at 3pm.

“Today, we will remember a man who has been a wonderful servant to the Queen, this country and the Commonwealth.”

Here's just a few of the messages shared to pay tribute to HRH Prince Philip, collected by Nottinghamshire Country Council.

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Prince Philip accompanies the Queen during a visit to Mansfield in 1977.

“The end of an era! Such a great and steadfast man. Thank you for your diligent service and the legacy you leave behind. Rest now, for you have run a great race.”

“A true gentleman who was the pinnacle of a caring, loyal, devout & loving husband and father. My thoughts go out to the royal family. HRH Prince Philip touched so many lives and he enriched the lives of people around him. The Duke of Edinburgh award will be a long-standing tribute to his memory.”

“I am saddened to hear the loss of HRH Prince Philip. My sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy to the Queen and the rest of the family. Rest in Peace Prince Philip.”

“A man of duty & always willing to try and help shape the next generation, generous with his time and support. His support for our Queen was second to none and the world will be a little less bright now that he is no longer with us. Rest peacefully after a long life of service.”

“One of the things I cherish most about being British is the right to be an individual, to speak freely and to be entirely comfortable in our own skin. HRH Duke of Edinburgh symbolised our right to be ourselves. His character was defiantly unique and inspirational.”

Buckingham Palace announced on Friday, April 10, that Prince Philip had died at Windsor Castle at the age of 99.

The ceremonial royal funeral for HRH Prince Philip is taking place today at St George’s Chapel, in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

The event is being televised on BBC from 12.30pm and ITV from 1.15pm.

People can join the nation in a minute’s silence at 3pm in memory of the duke.

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