Published 09 April 2021
Local tributes have been paid to His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, following his death aged 99.
News of the Duke of Edinburgh’s passing was announced by Buckingham Palace today (Friday 9 April), marking the beginning of an eight day period of national mourning.
The Duke visited West Dunbartonshire in July 2012 when he accompanied Her Majesty the Queen on a UK tour to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee, meeting patients and staff at St Margaret’s Hospice in Clydebank.
On behalf of the Lieutenancy of Dunbartonshire, The Lord-Lieutenant Mrs Jill Young MBE, said: “I would like to send my sincere and deepest condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and The Royal Family on the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. His visits to our County have been many and varied over the years and along with a lifetime of dedication and selfless devotion and service to the Crown and the Country he leaves a legacy which is widely respected and deeply appreciated.”
West Dunbartonshire's Provost, William Hendrie added: “We are extremely saddened to hear of the passing of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. On behalf of the people of West Dunbartonshire, I send my condolences and deepest sympathies to Her Majesty the Queen and the rest of the Royal family. We will now mark his passing and honour his service to the nation by flying Union Jack flags at half mast.”
In line with national guidance, the Union Jack will fly at half mast from council buildings.
If you would like to leave a tribute to Prince Philip, you can contribute to our online book of condolence using the form below.
Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh, born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark in Corfu on 10 June 1921, married Princess Elizabeth on 20 November 1947. On the morning of their wedding, he was created the Duke of Edinburgh and was formally made a British Prince in 1957.
His Royal Highness retired from his royal duties on 2 August 2017, aged 96, having completed more than 22,200 solo engagements since 1952. He remained Patron, President or Member of around 30 Edinburgh-based organisations, including: the Universities of Edinburgh and Heriot Watt, the Royal Botanical and Zoological Societies of Scotland, the National Galleries, Royal British Legion and the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise.
He was the longest-serving consort of a reigning British monarch and the oldest ever male member of the British royal family.
A national book of condolence has also been opened, and you can leave tributes in it.
|Jade West||Condolences to the Queen and family. It is a sad and terrible time for anyone to lose anyone and we are all only human. Everyone deserves respect and dignity. Rest in Peace.|
|Margaret Earl.||My thoughts are with Her Majesty and the Royal Family at this sad time.|
|Mr David Burgess and Mrs Gail Burgess and family.||Our condolences to her Majesty the Queen and to the Royal family at this very sad time. His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh was an exceptional man and Husband and Consort to our Queen.
God bless you all.
|Irene||So sad. A great human being|
|Karen smith||Irreplaceable underestimated Patriarch/Father of the Nation HRH Prince Phillip Duke of Edinburgh. A true gentleman, well respected and an inspiration to many worldwide. RIP. Deepest condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and all her family at this sad time.|
|The MJ Family||A life full of twist and turns, wit, humour and sincere love. The queen’s prince has finally laid to rest. Our thoughts are with Phillip’s wife, children, grandchildren and everyone who came to know him at this sad time. 99 is a wonderfully long life, fit for a wonderful prince. Rest easy.|
|Hunter||What an interesting and dutiful life. Will not see his like again.|
|Charlene Kielty||Rest in peace. Forever in our hearts.|
|Darren Dewar||Forever Remembered. Rest In Peace|
|Sam Ennis||Saddened to learn the news of Prince Phillip passing. Sending our gracious queen and family all the love and strength needed x RIP|
|Amy McKnight||We were very sad to hear of the death of HRH Prince Philip. Rest in peace. Our thoughts are with the family he has left behind, especially HM the Queen. Stay strong.|
|Lisa-Marie Lees||So sorry for your loss. Thinking of all the family.|
|Heather Thornton||A loyal servant to the end. May you rest in peace.|
|Elaine||A sad day, thinking of Philips family|
|Margaret Sutherland||You will be greatly missed not only by your family but with the whole nation , thank you for everything you done , it is very much appreciated|
|Linda Carmichael||RIP Sir|
|John Duncan||As a former resident of the village of Ballater, we take great pride in the Royal Family’s love for Ballater and Balmoral.
Your presence around the village will be greatly missed.
To Her Majesty the Queen and the other members of the Royal Family, please except my sincere condolences on your loss. I would like to thank Prince Phillip for his military service to our country, and his continued dedication to Britain.
May He Rest in Peace.
|Angie||Such a sad day RIP Prince Phillip|
|Mckenzie family||R.I.P. Prince Phillip very good man you will be sadly missed.|
|J Irvine||RIP prince Philip thoughts with family at this sad time|
|Carolyn Webb||Heartfelt condolences to Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family upon the passing of Prince Philip. His exemplary service and devotion to the Queen. the Crown and to country are an inspiration to the world in a time when the example of character and stability he provided is desperately needed. Rest in Peace.
With love from Texas.
|Lynsey Breen||My deepest condolences to all of the Royal Family on the passing of HRH Prince Phillip. Sending my thoughts and prayers.|
|Tony Morris||Rest easy sir 🇬🇧🇬🇧|