Prince Philip: Bishop of Chichester pays tribute to Duke of Edinburgh
The Bishop of Chichester has paid tribute to His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away peacefully at home yesterday.
Dr Martin Warner said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with Her Majesty the Queen and with her family, on hearing the news of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.
“Beyond the love and commitment of marriage and family life, Prince Philip has a been a remarkable consort in his commitment for nearly 7 decades to the demands of public life – a rock of support in good times and bad.
“Let us now give thanks for his steadfast love of the Queen, their family and the nation that he served with pride.
“May God grant to him rest and peace and a share in the glory of eternal life.”
Gun salutes are due to take place across the country at midday to mark Prince Philip’s passing.
Tributes flooded in yesterday after news of the 99-year-old’s death was confirmed.