HRHThe ducke of EdinburghIt is with great sadness that we have learned today of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle aged 99.

His Royal Highness has given unwavering support as the devoted consort to Her Majesty The Queen for close to 70 years, which marks a remarkable span of public service and dedication to the nation. His unshakeable sense of duty and outstanding leadership in so many walks of life have been remarkable, not least in 1956 in founding The Duke of Edinburgh Award from which countless numbers of young people here in Renfrewshire and across the globe continue to gain enormous benefits.

Many still remember with great affection his very distinctive good humour and consideration, when he accompanied Her Majesty during the Diamond Jubilee year visit to Inverclyde in 2012.

We join with people around the world in mourning his loss and extending our heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and the other Members of the Royal Family.

More information about the life of the Duke of Edinburgh and an on-line Book of Condolence can be found at  The Royal Family

The Royal Family ask that members of the public consider making a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes.

HM Lord-Lieutenant

9 April 2021