Milton Keynes police chief latest to pay tribute to the late Prince Philip

Buckingham Palace announced the Duke of Edinburgh's death today (April 9).

Friday, 9th April 2021, 3:15 pm
Updated Friday, 9th April 2021, 3:16 pm

Chief Constable John Campbell, QPM of Thames Valley Police is the latest to pay tribute to the late Prince who died at the age of 99.

Buckingham Palace announced: "His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."

The news comes shortly after His Royal Highness had spent March in hospital getting treatment on a pre-existing heart condition.

Prince Philip (Photo: Alastair Grant - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II had four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

As well as the Queen, he is survived through his children, the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, the Duke of York, Prince Andrew and the Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward.

The Chief Constable said: “It is with great regret that we have learned today of the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.

“The Duke of Edinburgh is the longest serving British consort and Thames Valley Police has had the privilege to protect and serve both the Duke of Edinburgh and Her Majesty The Queen while in residence at Windsor Castle.

“We have a long and proud association with the Royal family and have had the privilege to police a number of Royal events, from the annual Windsor Garter Ceremony, to State Visits, to Her Majesty’s 90th birthday and more recently the Royal Weddings.

“On behalf of the whole of Thames Valley Police, I offer our deepest condolences to The Queen, to all of the Royal Family and members of the Royal Household.”