His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
10 June 1921 – 9 April 2021
Today we have lost a man of incomparable stature, whose contribution to our lives, within the Commonwealth and the United Kingdom, is unique.
The projects and initiatives which he has founded and supported, during the many years which he has served as the Queen’s consort, have benefited the lives of millions of people, young and old. As the father, grandfather and great grandfather of our Royal family, he has provided a secure and firm foundation and an example of graceful dedication. We have all depended upon and trusted his presence in our public life for over seven decades since he was married to Princess Elizabeth, the then heir to the throne. Their partnership has been a source of inspiration to us all.
On behalf of the people of our county of Somerset, I humbly offer my most sincere sympathy and condolences to Her Majesty and to all of our Royal Family at this sad time.
Mrs Annie Maw – Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant