Tributes to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Liverpool is sending its condolences to Her Majesty The Queen, following the sad death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

The Duke of Edinburgh visited Liverpool many times as consort to the Sovereign, most recently in 2016, when the Royal couple attended the International Festival of Business and opened both the new Exhibition Centre and Alder Hey Hospital.

One of the Duke’s most significant legacies will be the establishment of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme, which many thousands of local young people have taken part in.

The Duke was also closely associated with the Armed Forces and held a number of roles including Admiral of the Fleet and Field Marshal and Marshal of the Royal Air Force.

Acting Mayor, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: “On behalf of the people of Liverpool, we are sending our heartfelt sympathies to HM The Queen and the Royal family.

“The Royal couple were regular visitors to Liverpool over the years and many of our young people have taken part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and will continue to do so, in what will be a lasting legacy to Prince Philip.

“The city sends our sincere condolences to HM The Queen and her family at this very sad time.”

An online Book of Condolence has been opened for tributes.