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Brandon Lewis – 2021 Statement Following Death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

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.