Death of Prince Phillip a personal sad loss for Royal Family and nation

The Leader of the Opposition and Liberal Democrat Group, councillor Howard Sykes MBE, has spoken with sadness about the death of HRH Prince Phillip, The Duke of Edinburgh, and has joined the chorus of voices offering condolences and sympathy to Her Majesty, The Queen and the Royal Family on their loss.

Councillor Sykes said: “Today is a day of national mourning. Like many British subjects, I have lived my whole life knowing only our Queen as my Sovereign and Prince Phillip as her Consort. His Royal Highness Prince Phillip faithfully and selflessly served this country and the institution of the monarchy for decades, and was a stalwart support for Her Majesty, The Queen, throughout her long reign. He will be greatly missed by our Queen and the Royal Family and by us all.”

“I would most like to express my condolences and sympathies to The Queen and members of the Royal Family”, added Councillor Sykes. “Although this nation has lost a great public servant, we must remember that they have today lost a husband, a father, a grandfather and a great-grandfather. The following days will be difficult for the Royal Family, and now is the time when all loyal subjects must stand by them in grief and solidarity.”

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