Death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh – Statement from HM Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire

The Duke of Edinburgh


It is with a heavy heart that I announce the death of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh KG.

Prince Philip has been the most staunch and loyal consort of Her Majesty The Queen for over 70 years, giving her his unstinting support and encouragement in the service of the Crown.  In his own words he stated that ‘it was his duty to serve the Queen in the best way that he could’ and this he has done with commitment, energy, wisdom, and good humour. His involvement in over 780 organisations is testament to his work and interest in many different facets of life, from his role as a Founder of the World Wide Fund for Nature to his support for the Armed Services, charities and businesses, as well as his deep concern for the healthy development of young people though the Award Scheme which carries his name.

His Royal Highness leaves a lasting legacy from a lifetime of service to the nation and will be fondly remembered by all those whose lives he touched. The nation mourns his loss, and the thoughts and prayers of us all in Buckinghamshire are with Her Majesty and the members of her family.

Countess Howe

Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire