Antrim and Newtownabbey book of condolence tribute to Prince Philip

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has opened a book of condolence following the death of Prince Philip.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 6:03 pm
The Mayor, Cllr JIm Montgomery, has opened an online book of condolence following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.

The Mayor, Councillor Jim Montgomery has also called a special meeting of the local authority to be held remotely on Monday evening.

Cllr Montgomery said: “The life of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh was one filled with service. Born into the turmoil of a Europe still reeling from the Great War, he found sanctuary and stability in the United Kingdom. As a young naval officer, his record was exemplary, but his greatest service to our nation, was undoubtedly as consort, companion, and confidante to Her Majesty the Queen.

“His love of adventure and the outdoors led him to establish the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Founded in 1956, the scheme has taught millions of young people worldwide valuable lessons about volunteering, health and wellbeing, and teamwork, and today it stands as a proud legacy to him.

“The scale of his service is near impossible to quantify. Countless charitable and public engagements, hosting and visiting world leaders, but all the time, faithful and mindful that his monarch must enjoy a prominence greater than his own.

“It is unfortunate during these times that we are unable to mark this solemn occasion with any form of public gathering. On behalf of the people of Antrim and Newtownabbey, I have opened an online book of condolence for people to leave any personal messages or tributes, and these will be gathered and conveyed in an appropriate manner.

“I am sure like me, people will remember his service with pride, and pray that God will grant Her Majesty the comfort and strength to bear the loss of her true companion and servant. God Save The Queen.”

The book of condolence can be accessed here

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Click here for: HRH Prince Philip and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in Northern Ireland.

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