Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex pays tribute to His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

The Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex has paid tribute to His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh who away this morning at Windsor Castle.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 12:59 pm
Updated Friday, 9th April 2021, 2:49 pm
Mr Peter Field, Lord Lieutenant for East Sussex. SUS-170531-124513001
Mr Peter Field, Lord Lieutenant for East Sussex. SUS-170531-124513001

Sir Peter Field KCVO KStJ JP said, “I am sure that people in all parts of our county will be very sad to hear the news that his Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has sadly passed away aged 99.

“The Duke has been a constant companion and support to Her Majesty the Queen for over 70 years and has been a tremendous example to us all in the interest that he took in all things, but in particular with young people through the establishment of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards and in the fields of world wildlife conservation and ecology, and design and engineering.

“His Royal Highness was the longest serving consort in history, having dedicated His life to our Queen and the country.

“I am sure that everyone in East Sussex which includes the City of Brighton & Hove, will join me in sending our deepest condolences to Her Majesty and all the Royal Family on their sad loss – a loss not only to them but one that will be felt across the whole of the United Kingdom.”