Condolence message from the Leader for His Royal Highness Prince Philip
Posted on : 09 Apr 2021
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family after the passing of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.
This will be a huge loss for our nation. His dedicated service to the Royal Family and his commitment to serving the country as part of his Naval career, where his active service during the second world war helped shape the world for future generations.
During his lifetime he has carried out more than 20,000 public engagements. His concern for young people inspired him to create the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, and he supported more than 800 charities and good causes - focusing on his interests in wildlife conservation, technology and sport.
On this sad day, we will reflect on the Duke of Edinburgh’s life and his considerable and lasting legacy in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.
Cllr. Philippa Marsden, Leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council.