Council saddened by death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
The Councillors and Officers of West Berkshire Council are deeply saddened at the news of the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family.
Chairman of West Berkshire Council, Councillor Graham Pask said:
"Today we send our sincere condolences to the Royal Family following the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philip was admired by a great many people for a lifetime of public service to this country. In West Berkshire, and across the country, we respected the steadfast dedication to his role and we join the Royal Family in mourning his passing today.
"Throughout his public service Prince Philip supported many good causes but will be remembered most for his Duke of Edinburgh Awards. I have had the pleasure of meeting young people who have taken part in the scheme and have seen for myself the positive impact on the lives of young people in West Berkshire. It's a great scheme and something which will continue to inspire future generations."