County leaders pay tribute to The Duke of Edinburgh

Published: Friday, 9 April 2021

  • His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh died on 9 April 2021.
    His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh died on 9 April 2021.

Following the sad death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Michael Kapur OBE, said: “I am deeply saddened by the death of The Duke, who dedicated his life to the service of our country and to providing unwavering support to The Queen.

“I wish to extend my sincere sympathy to The Queen and all members of the Royal family at this very sad time.”

The Chairman of the County Council, Pam Posnett MBE, said: “We are all deeply moved to hear of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. I speak on behalf of the elected members and those working for the County Council in expressing our collective sadness.

“As a mark of respect, the Union and County Flags have been half-masted at County Hall.”

She added: “I am profoundly saddened by the news of The Duke’s passing, and I wish to extend my sympathies to The Queen, who has lost her life-long loyal supporter and loving husband.”