Keir Starmer – 2021 Statement Following Death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

The statement made by Keir Starmer, the Leader of the Opposition, on 9 April 2021.

The United Kingdom has lost an extraordinary public servant in Prince Philip.

Prince Philip dedicated his life to our country – from a distinguished career in the Royal Navy during the Second World War to his decades of service as the Duke of Edinburgh.

However, he will be remembered most of all for his extraordinary commitment and devotion to The Queen.

For more than seven decades, he has been at her side. Their marriage has been a symbol of strength, stability and hope, even as the world around them changed – most recently during the pandemic. It was a partnership that inspired millions in Britain and beyond.

My thoughts are with The Queen, the Royal Family and the British people as our nation comes together to mourn and remember the life of Prince Philip.