Prince Philip: Lord Provost opens online book of condolences as Capital mourns the death of the Duke of Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s Lord Provost has opened up an online book of condolences for Prince Philip who has died at the age of 99.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 9:25 pm
Updated Friday, 9th April 2021, 10:03 pm

The people of Edinburgh are able to submit a message alongside their name which will be made public across the virtual site.

Frank Ross, the Lord Provost and the Queen’s royal representative in Edinburgh, said: "The people of Edinburgh join with the rest of the country and indeed with people and nations around the world in extending our deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family at this time.

"We have opened a virtual book of condolence where the people of Edinburgh can pay their respects in their own words.

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Prince Philip attends the presentation for The Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award holders in 2010 at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh (Photo: Danny Lawson/Getty Images).
Prince Philip attends the presentation for The Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award holders in 2010 at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh (Photo: Danny Lawson/Getty Images).

“The Duke of Edinburgh took the name of our capital across the world and put the city on the map in so many ways and I am sure there will be many people wanting to share their memories of him."

In his own message to the Duke of Cambridge in the virtual book, the Lord Provost wrote: “Throughout Prince Philip’s extraordinary lifetime, he showed great appreciation for this city and its people.

“During his countless visits to the Capital as Duke of Edinburgh, he regularly reached out to fellow veterans and serving personnel and thousands of our children and students, both through the Duke of Edinburgh Award and his longstanding links with our Universities.

"As patron of so many Edinburgh-based charities, he won a special place in the hearts of Scottish people.

"It’s with great sadness that I share on behalf of the city our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to all the members of the Royal Family at this very sad time.

"It has been my privilege and honour to personally represent His Royal Highness in Edinburgh.

"Just like his consort to the monarch, his legacy will be longstanding.”

Others Edinburgh residents have taken to writing in the book, naming Prince Philip as a ‘great man’ who will be ‘missed by all.’

The prince’s Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme has also been highlighted in the book.

Anyone wishing to pay their respects, can sign the book on Edinburgh City Council’s website.

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