His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh

Mourning the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh


His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh has died, aged 99, Buckingham Palace has said. In a statement released shortly after midday, the Palace said: "His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby said in a statement that the Duke "consistently put the interests of others ahead of his own and, in so doing, provided an outstanding example of Christian service".

The Bishop and Dean pay tribute

The Bishop of Chester has offered his prayers and condolences to her Majesty the Queen, in a message recorded at Bishop's House this afternoon. He paid tribute to Prince Philip saying "he devoted his life to service" and his "influence went far beyond that which we have seen." 
Dean Tim has also paid tribute to HRH the late Duke of Edinburgh in a short video message recorded at Chester Cathedral. He said Prince Philip has given "outstanding service to our Nation, the Commonwealth, and the Church."

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