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HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

At the Parish Council Meeting of 12th April 2021, Council Chair Cllr Margaret Lane read out the following statement, which was followed by a minute's silence:

It was with deep sadness that Crich Parish Council heard the announcement that HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, had passed away on 9 April 2021 at the age of 99.

The Duke's contribution to the Royal Family, to many causes and charities and to the nation as a whole has been almost incalculable. His achievements are too many to list, but we would single out his support of Green and Conservation causes, his great interest in young people, and his unstinting support of Her Majesty the Queen for well over seven decades.

In particular, his foundation and Presidency of the Worldwide Fund for Nature was energetic and prescient, long before the climate emergency became headline news. In addition, dozens of young people in the Parish have benefited from his Outward Bound courses and his unique Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme over many years, and are grateful for all the opportunities and enjoyment that have resulted.

In line with HRH Prince Philip's own "no fuss" wishes, and in order to minimise Covid-19 risks, the Council would encourage local residents to reflect quietly on a life well lived rather than hold events. Some may like to put a message in the Buckingham Palace online Book of Condolences. Some may wish to make a donation to one of the Duke's favourite causes such as WWF – but along with the Royal Family and the rest of local government, we recognise that Covid has caused hardship to many local people and this is not essential.

We send our kindest condolences to the Royal Family, and to HM The Queen especially, at this saddest of times. May he rest in peace.


Posted: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 09:17 by Carolyn Jennings

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