Statement from Secretary of State on death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

“Prince Philip lived an extraordinary life of service – the Queen’s loyal consort, a naval hero and a man who inspired so many across Northern Ireland, and the world, through the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

“As a regular visitor to Northern Ireland, having made 56 official visits in his lifetime, I know there will be many people who will wish to pay their respects and mourn his passing. He will be remembered not only as a truly dedicated public servant but also a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

“My deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the whole of the Royal family as they mourn this tremendous loss.”

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