High Peak MP and local groups and organisations pay tribute to Prince Philip

High Peak groups and organisations have been paying tribute to Prince Philip, who has died this morning at the age of 99.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 2:29 pm
Updated Friday, 9th April 2021, 2:53 pm

The Duke of Edinburgh passed away at Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace confirmed in a statement.

His Royal Highness became the longest serving British consort - in companion to the Sovereign - in 2009 and founded the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in 1956.

The duke had a successful naval career, during which he saw active service in the Second World War.

Prince Philip, who died this morning at the age of 99. (Photo by Adrian Dennis - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

It was announced in May 2017 that the duke had decided, with full support of the Queen, to officially retire from public duties.

Paying tribute to him after his death, High Peak MP Robert Largan said: “The Duke of Edinburgh has served our nation and The Queen through war and peace for many decades. Through his charitable works, he has touched the lives of so many people. May he rest in peace.”

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team tweeted: “The team would like to send all of our condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal family.

“R.I.P HRH Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh.”

HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in Derbyshire in 2014. (Photo by Joe Giddens - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Derbyshire police’s Chief Constable Rachel Swann said: “With each police force in England and Wales, Derbyshire Constabulary offer our condolences to the Royal Family and join the nation in mourning this sad news.”

And Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family.”

The High Peak Response Team - Derbyshire Constabulary said on Twitter: “HRH Prince Philip. Thank you for your service and dedication to our country.”

Tributes were also paid on Twitter by Derbyshire Armed Response Unit who said: “Your Royal Highness, Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. May you Rest In Peace. Thank you for your service to our nation, the Commonwealth and most importantly to our Queen.”

Derbyshire County Council Leader Barry Lewis said on Twitter: “Deepest condolences to the Royal Family from the people of Derbyshire.”

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust tweeted: “We join our NHS colleagues in expressing our sincere condolences following the sad news of the death of HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh.

"Our thoughts and condolences are with Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family on behalf of us all at @DCHStrust.”