The statement made by Brandon Lewis, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on 10 April 2021.
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.