Prince Philip: Banbury Town Council expresses its sadness
Banbury Town Council reacts to today’s sad news
Local people have been reacting to the sad news of the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
Banbury Town Council has released a message acknowledging its deep sadness at the news. The council says it offers its sincerest condolences to all members of the Royal Family.
The council says it is certain that throughout the town residents will express their sorrow at the Duke’s passing.
Prince Philip is described in the message as an exceptional person who was admired and respected at home and around the world for his energy and devotion to duty and for his loyalty to the queen.
Cllr Kieron Mallon, leader of Banbury Town Council, said: “Prince Philip was always at the Queen’s side. They were married in 1947 and he was her ‘rock.’ He devoted his life to Queen and country and will be greatly missed.
Cllr Steve Kilsby, leader of the council’s Labour Group, said: “Prince Philip was an exceptional person who was admired and respected at home and around the world for his energy and devotion to duty.
“The Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, which he initiated, has put many young people on the right track.”
Town mayor Cllr John Colegrave said: “Prince Philip was devoted to his royal duties. He will be remembered with affection for many reasons. Our thoughts are with his family.”
Banbury Town Council will follow official procedures following the death of Prince Philip and full details can be found here.
Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam