Milton Keynes Mayor reveals letter of condolence to 'well loved' Prince Philip

The mayor reminisced about his previous experiences meeting the Duke of Edinburgh.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 12:43 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 12:44 pm

Milton Keynes Mayor, Councillor Andrew Geary, paid tribute to His Royal Highness after his passing was announced on Friday.

Now, the Mayor has revealed the letter of condolence he will be sending to The Royal Household.

Councillor Geary wrote: "I write with great sadness on behalf of the citizens of Milton Keynes to express our deep condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Household on the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Milton Keynes Mayor, Councillor Andrew Geary, paying tribute to Prince Philip at MK Rose on the day his passing was announced April 9

"Our flags are flying at half-mast at the Civic Offices and elsewhere in Milton Keynes as a mark of respect to a remarkable gentleman whose life we remember and commemorate with deep affection."

The letter moved on to reference the Prince's last official visit to Milton Keynes in 2008, he added: "The visit of Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to our Borough and to open Stadium:MK in 2008 is a day that many of us here in Milton Keynes remember with much fondness.

"His Royal Highness was in fine form, his sense of humour will be long remembered. The many individual recollections that have been shared with me over the past few days stand as testament to how well loved and respected His Royal Highness was and will continue to be.

"My thoughts and prayers, and I know those of many people across our Borough are with The Royal Family at this sad time. We have lost a Prince, but we are acutely aware that you have lost a treasured member of your family."

The Milton Keynes Citizen is offering its own book of condolences, giving you a chance to share your memories and tributes of the prince. Tributes can be added online here or via email at [email protected]