Duke of Edinburgh dies age 99

9 April 2021

His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021

Cllr Ernest Ezeajughi, The Mayor of Brent, said:

“It is with great sadness that I learnt today of the death of Prince Philip.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was an outstanding public servant who gave his life to the service of the Country and also the Commonwealth.

Prince Philip will be remembered most for his outstanding dedication and support to our Sovereign, Her Majesty the Queen. He has selflessly served by her side for over 60 years.

His support to the Armed Forces and to many charitable causes is something that all of us can admire.

He will also be remembered for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award which has helped countless young people – many in Brent. Since its creation in 1956 by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Award scheme has had a positive impact on the lives of millions of young people.

On behalf of Brent Council and the London Borough of Brent, I would like to express my deep sorrow, but also gratitude to Prince Philip for all he did for our country.

May he rest in peace.”

Carolyn Downs, Brent Council’s Chief Executive, added that as a mark of respect, the flag at Brent Civic Centre will fly at half-mast. 

An online book of condolences is available at www.royal.uk/.