The Duke of Edinburgh

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family at this sad time. Prince Philip had a successful Navy Career, during which he saw active service during the Second World War.  He then worked to support the Queen following her Accession in 1952.  In 2009, he became the longest serving British Consort.  He founded the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, which many young people in the Western Isles have benefited from.  He also accompanied the Queen in visiting the Western Isles in 1956, 1979 and 2002.

On behalf of the people of the Western Isles I send condolences to the Queen and the Royal Family."

Comhairle Convener

(Messages of condolence can be submitted on the Website of the Royal Family (Opens in a new window or downloads a file))