LOCAL MP Mike Amesbury has paid tribute to HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh who sadly died earlier today, Friday aged 99.
Mr Amesbury said: “I would like to pay tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh following the announcement that he died, aged 99, earlier today.
“My thoughts go out to The Queen on what is clearly a very sad day for her family and for millions of people across the nation and the world, including within my own constituency.
“The Royal Family devote their lives to public service and for that they have my utmost respect and admiration.
“The Duke gave up a promising naval career to live a life of relentless royal duty over seven decades until his retirement in 2017.
“Above all, I think he will be remembered for his commitment and devotion to Her Majesty The Queen. May he rest in peace.”