Death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
As the news travels of the death of HRH. The Duke of Edinburgh, Allerdale pays tribute to a Prince whose influence on our national life cannot be underestimated.
Flags at Allerdale Borough Council’s offices in Workington are flying at half-mast as a mark of respect for the Duke.
Hearing of the announcement, Cllr Hilary Harrington, Mayor of Allerdale Borough Council, said: “This is a day of national mourning for the death of Prince Philip and on behalf of the people of Allerdale I send my thoughts and prayers to the Duke’s family and especially HM Queen Elizabeth II, who he has been such a supportive companion and loyal husband to. I had the pleasure of meeting up with Prince Philip around 60 years ago when he visited my place of work, and he was a truly charming gentleman. The Duke served our nation, and the Commonwealth with pride, but he was also a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and I’m sure the Duke will be sadly missed by everyone who had the pleasure to know him.”
Cllr Mike Johnson, Leader of Allerdale Borough Council, added: “This is a sad day for the nation. HRH The Duke of Edinburgh was very supportive of Cumbria. He was a regular visitor, and I had the pleasure of meeting him at the Lowther Show almost 20 years ago now. A highly respected gentleman, Prince Philip, showed unswerving service and commitment to our country, especially in his support for the scheme, which bears his name, that has enriched the lives of millions of young people around the world. My thoughts and prayers are with HM Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke’s family at this sad time.”
More details on the funeral arrangements and the books of condolence can be found on the Cumbria County Council website .