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Tributes to HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Gemma Melling
HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Following the sad news that the Duke of Edinburgh has died aged 99, the Mayor of Knowsley, Cllr Frank Walsh has led the tributes from Knowsley.

He said:

“I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. On behalf of everyone in the borough of Knowsley, I extend deepest sympathies and sincere condolences to her Majesty The Queen and all of the members of the Royal Family.

 

“In his lifetime, the Duke contributed so much to the nation, not least of which was The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, a programme designed to build the confidence and resilience of young people and one which I know  a great many young people in our borough have taken part in, and benefitted from.

 

“As a mark of respect we will be flying the Union Flag at half-mast and we will be opening an online book of condolence so that residents can express their own tributes to the Duke.”

Knowsley pays tribute to The Duke of Edinburgh

The Union Flag is being flown at half mast in Kirkby and Huyton, and will remain so until 8am on Sunday 18 April, the day after the funeral.

In accordance with the wishes of the Royal Family, mourners are asked not to lay flowers in public places. Instead, you may consider giving a donation to your choice of charity. There is no official charity you are asked to support in memory of the Duke, but if you are unsure you may consider The Duke of Edinburgh Award Charity or the Mayor of Knowsley’s Charity, which this year is supporting Willowbrook Hospice.

A special service will take place at Liverpool Cathedral on Sunday, 18 April, 2021 at 3pm. This will be by attendance only in order to meet COVID guidelines, but it will be streamed live online via YouTube.

Read or sign an online Book of Condolence

The Royal Family has opened an online book of condolence for the nation, which you’ll find at https://www.royal.uk/.

You’ll also find our online book of condolence for Knowsley below. If you would like to record your thoughts, memories or just express your condolences, please leave an entry. Terms and conditions for contributions apply.

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Joanne Burgess Joanne Burgess from Liverpool wrote on April 19, 2021 at 11:12 am
Deepest sympathy to Her Majesty the Queen and all the Royal family at such a sad time. Such an amazing man, who dedicated his life to the love of his life and our country and Commonwealth. While also being a husband and confident, a father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Takes a special man to give up such a promising career to stand behind his wife. He had such varied interests and ahead of other regarding the environment. Did so much for so many, with no fan fare. I loved my time taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, only wish I'd got my Gold Award. You've left quite a legacy Sir, we can only hope to aspire too. Thank you Sir, for your dedication to our Queen and country. RIP Prince Phillip.
Deepest sympathy to Her Majesty the Queen and all the Royal family at such a sad time. Such an amazing man, who dedicated his life to the love of his life and our country and Commonwealth. While also being a husband and confident, a father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Takes a special man to give up such a promising career to stand behind his wife. He had such varied interests and ahead of other regarding the environment. Did so much for so many, with no fan fare. I loved my time taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, only wish I'd got my Gold Award. You've left quite a legacy Sir, we can only hope to aspire too. Thank you Sir, for your dedication to our Queen and country. RIP Prince Phillip.
Linda Linda from Liverpool wrote on April 16, 2021 at 3:56 pm
With deepest sympathy to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 2 and the Royal Family on the loss of Prince Phillip. He was clearly a man of varied interests, hidden depths, talent and great passion and a lesson to all in dignity, strength and commitment.
With deepest sympathy to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 2 and the Royal Family on the loss of Prince Phillip. He was clearly a man of varied interests, hidden depths, talent and great passion and a lesson to all in dignity, strength and commitment.
Jan Jan from Liverpool wrote on April 15, 2021 at 6:50 am
Rest in Peace sir. I will miss your 'Gaffes!' You did so much for so many, the D of E awards inspired so many youths, my family members took the challenges, building teamwork, self reliance and self confidence. Good night, God Bless.
Rest in Peace sir. I will miss your 'Gaffes!' You did so much for so many, the D of E awards inspired so many youths, my family members took the challenges, building teamwork, self reliance and self confidence. Good night, God Bless.
Fiona greg Fiona greg from Liverpool wrote on April 12, 2021 at 10:53 pm
Rest in peace prince philip, you were a great support to our queen you carried out your duty with out complaints xx
Rest in peace prince philip, you were a great support to our queen you carried out your duty with out complaints xx
Marjorie Reynolds Marjorie Reynolds from LIVERPOOL wrote on April 12, 2021 at 1:35 pm
Was saddened to hear the news of Prince Phillip's death after so many years doing his duty to this country and supporting his wife, our Queen. Rest in peace. You can from a generation who fought for our freedom. My deepest condolences to her Majesty Queen Elizabeth who will miss him so much.
Was saddened to hear the news of Prince Phillip's death after so many years doing his duty to this country and supporting his wife, our Queen. Rest in peace. You can from a generation who fought for our freedom. My deepest condolences to her Majesty Queen Elizabeth who will miss him so much.
Barbara Woods Barbara Woods from Prescot wrote on April 11, 2021 at 11:08 pm
Rest in Peace. Thank you for the years of service that you have given not only to your wife our queen but this country and the common wealth. You will be sorely missed. You come from a generation who fought for freedom and had great values.
Rest in Peace. Thank you for the years of service that you have given not only to your wife our queen but this country and the common wealth. You will be sorely missed. You come from a generation who fought for freedom and had great values.
wendy burns wendy burns from liverpool wrote on April 10, 2021 at 1:58 pm
Such a sad loss for the queen, family and the world. You leave an amazing legacy for us all. Sleep peacefully.
Such a sad loss for the queen, family and the world. You leave an amazing legacy for us all. Sleep peacefully.
Lesley Martin-Wright Lesley Martin-Wright from Liverpool wrote on April 10, 2021 at 10:50 am
Knowsley Chamber of Industry & Commerce extends deepest sympathies to her Majesty the Queen and members of the Royal Family. With over 69 years of devotion to public service the Duke of Edinburgh's contribution to the country cannot be measured. Amongst his many military, charitable and sporting achievements and contributions, he was also passionate in his support for British industry by encouraging technology and enterprise. Many of the Queen's Awards for Enterprise for innovation, international trade, sustainable development, and promoting opportunity through social mobility were inspired by his enthusiasm. He will be mourned and missed.
Knowsley Chamber of Industry & Commerce extends deepest sympathies to her Majesty the Queen and members of the Royal Family. With over 69 years of devotion to public service the Duke of Edinburgh's contribution to the country cannot be measured. Amongst his many military, charitable and sporting achievements and contributions, he was also passionate in his support for British industry by encouraging technology and enterprise. Many of the Queen's Awards for Enterprise for innovation, international trade, sustainable development, and promoting opportunity through social mobility were inspired by his enthusiasm. He will be mourned and missed.
Alan James Sutton Alan James Sutton from Liverpool wrote on April 10, 2021 at 9:16 am
It is with great sorrow that i heard of the passing of Prince Phillip Duke of Edinburgh.He was and always will be known as a great servant not only to her Majesty The Queen but also to the people of the United Kingdom.My deepest condolences to her Majesty and to all members of the Royal Family.God Bless.
It is with great sorrow that i heard of the passing of Prince Phillip Duke of Edinburgh.He was and always will be known as a great servant not only to her Majesty The Queen but also to the people of the United Kingdom.My deepest condolences to her Majesty and to all members of the Royal Family.God Bless.