Statement Mayor Dan Jarvis on the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh

//Statement Mayor Dan Jarvis on the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh

Published 9th April 2021 at 2:40pm

Dan Jarvis, Mayor of the Sheffield City Region, said:

“My deepest sympathies go to the Queen and the Royal family following the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh.

“Prince Philip gave his life to service – from a distinguished and courageous career in the Royal Navy, where he saw active duty from the Mediterranean to the Far East during World War II, to the long, constant, and vital support to the Queen after they married in 1947.

“He provided her with love, companionship, and a private and family side to such a very public life. But he also gave a lifetime of dedication and service to the country himself.

“In particular, his work with the Duke of Edinburgh scheme inspired many thousands of young people to push themselves and their limits. It led me at age 18 to an expedition to the Himalayas, a formative experience, and one I will never forget.

“Prince Phillip was an important part of a national institution, and a part of British public life for more than seventy years. As such he represented a powerful link to our past as a country and helped to shape it. His passing will be widely mourned.”