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"I feel so very sad for the Queen, especially after such a terrible year”

Monday, 12th April 2021, 7:00 am
Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh.
Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh.

Prince Philip

Readers tributes to The Duke of Edinburgh who has died aged 99

Libera Alongi

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My heartfelt condolences to the Queen and family. Prince Philip was a lovely person, I met him at the garden party. He made everyone feel comfortable and welcoming. I always had a great respect for both him and the Queen – they made a beautiful couple. He will be sadly missed by a lot of people. RIP Prince Philip.

Jean Campbell

My condolences to the Queen who has had such a difficult time recently. This puts things into perspective. It is now the time for all her family to support her.

Margaret Quinn

I feel so very sad for the Queen, especially after such a terrible year.

Lucy Chambers

He lived to a good age, but as my grandmother tells me, the years pass quickly and in her mind she’s still young. Death regardless of age is sad, especially for the loved ones.

Annie Harrington

Very sad, but I did think he had gone home to pass away peacefully. Sad all the same. RIP HRH Duke of Edinburgh.

Marcin Pietrzak

My condolences to the Queen and Royal family for losing beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Requiescat in Pace.

Thomas Imrie

So sad; HRH provided the ultimate public service to our queen and country.

Steven Oliver

Prince Philip may have been prone to the odd gaffe but there's no doubt that he made an enormous contribution to public life, both in this country and to the world. A very, very, sad day.

John Nelson

Sad time for someone to pass with all these restrictions in place. Been very difficult for people to arrange funerals and decide who can come and who has to grieve at home.

Andy Brown

Sad news. Been a great public servant for Britain. RIP sir.

Bill Logie

I always thought he had a great rapport with the ordinary people. Charles is the same. I saw First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s statement and tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh. Brilliant Nicola, a great moving tribute. A great credit to Scotland.

Gordon Guthrie

He fought for his country in the Royal Navy in the Far East during World War Two. Just like every other WW2 veteran – respect!

Manni Jav

RIP Prince Philip. It was nice meeting you in Edinburgh, our city, I can never forget that precious day and lovely smile. You will be sadly missed by all.

Susan Evans

Such sad news! I really feel for the Queen who has lost her life companion! I was auditing the Caledonian Brewery when Prince Phillip came to visit. He loved the place and left with a Landrover boot full of IPA! My daughter also met him (and the Queen) at the opening of Queensferry Crossing. The royal couple commented that her school were the smartest!

Stephen Andrew

“I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” –Martin Luther King Jr.

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Newcraighall parents install gate to ‘prevent joyriders’ despite council rejecting planning application

Steve Gibson

Advise the council that you are preparing to take them to court as they are failing in their duty of care to keep you and the area safe. Watch how quickly they look to sort out this issue.

Antoni Fital

I’ll bet the council will find the funds and manpower to have a meeting to discuss this then send out a team of workers to pull them out.

Cath Crosbie

Good for them. I bet if one of the councillors lived in this street the planning application would not have been rejected.

Liz Crosbie

You can’t blame the people wanting to keep their children safe.

Gordon Davie

Good. Well done the parents. The council don't seem to object to blockages being placed on the road by themselves.

Laura Mills

I'd have done the same, your children's safety comes first.

Brian Gunn

Well done to residents. They had to do something before a kid gets seriously injured, which will happen due to the number of near misses.