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Tributes continue to flood in for Prince Philip

Sarah Mason 13th Apr, 2021

TRIBUTES continue to pour in following the death of Prince Philip on Friday, April 9.

Communities across the borough have come together to pay their respects to the Duke of Edinburgh.

The flag at Knowle Parish Church is flying at half-mast in the Duke’s honour and tributes have been laid at the war memorial.

Solihull Mayor, Coun Stuart Davis, has written a letter to the Queen offering his condolences on behalf of the people of Solihull.

He said: “On behalf of the loyal people of Solihull we send our deepest sympathy to Your Majesty and members of the Royal Family; there is great sadness across Solihull at the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

“Our thoughts are with you and the Royal Family at this time.

“As an expression of our sadness, flags will fly at half-mast.

“I have the honour to be, Madam, Your Majesty’s humble and obedient servant.”

Flags across the county are also flying at half mast this week until the day after the the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral on Saturday (April 17).

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, David Jamieson, said: “It is deeply saddening to hear of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh.

“The Duke of Edinburgh devoted his entire life to public service and his influence has had a profound impact on our country.

“My thoughts are with Her Majesty the Queen and all of the Royal Family at this very sad time.”

Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands, said: “I am incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. For more than seven decades he has been the rock by our Queen’s side, as well as being an incredible public servant.

“I know many people across the West Midlands will have personal memories of the Prince from his visits, as well as from all his work to support so many charities and organisations. My thoughts are with the Royal Family at this very sad time.”

Britain’s longest-serving consort, who died on Friday (April 9), visited Warwickshire on a number of occasions, most recently in 2011 alongside the Queen.

They officially opened the transformed Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Swan Theatre in Stratford, as well as the Warwickshire Justice Centre in Leamington.

A book of condolence has been opened and residents can leave a message for the Royal family by visiting https://www.royal.uk/condolence

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