Prince Philip dies, Saskatchewan’s lieutenant governor responds

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London, Regina – Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, died on April 9 at the age of 99. Buckingham Palace released the following statement:

“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

“Further announcements will be made in due course.

“The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”

The Queen’s official representative in Saskatchewan, Lieutenant Governor Russ Mirasty, released the following statement:

“As we mourn the passing of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, I extend my deep sympathies to Her Majesty and The Royal Family.

“As the longest serving British consort, The Duke of Edinburgh led a rare and remarkable life. In addition to his lifelong support of Her Majesty, The Duke was Patron or President of over 800 organizations. The Duke of Edinburgh Award, which he founded in 1956, inspired millions of young people to serve their communities and to expand their knowledge through experience.

“The Duke visited Canada on numerous occasions, including 8 visits to Saskatchewan. He was much loved and will be fondly remembered.”

Brian Zinchuk, Local Journalism Initiative reporter, Estevan Mercury