The Worshipful Mayor of Test Valley, Councillor Martin Hatley, has given a statement, following the passing of HRH Prince Philip yesterday:
Statement from the Mayor of Test Valley, Councillor Martin Hatley, on behalf of the residents of Test Valley, following the passing of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh:
“It is with deep sadness that we learn of the passing of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, aged 99. HRH served The Commonwealth with passion, commitment and integrity, supporting and providing wise counsel to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for many decades.
“His service to the country through the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force, and the love and devotion he showed to the Royal Family as a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather shall never be forgotten.
“His Royal Highness also had close links to the borough and to The Broadlands Estate in Romsey where he spent his honeymoon with Her Majesty The Queen. On behalf of all the residents of Test Valley, I wish to convey my deepest condolences to all who knew and loved him.
“As a sign of respect and gratitude, the flags at the council’s buildings have been lowered to half-mast.”