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Queen ‘touched’ by sympathy messages from ABC borough on loss of ‘beloved husband’

'The Queen has been touched by the messages she has received and is most grateful for your kind words'

Craigavon Civic Centre

The Queen has thanked the people of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council for their expressions of sympathy after the loss of her husband.

The Duke of Edinburgh passed away on Friday, April 9, at the age of 99.

Prince Philip died at Windsor Castle and his funeral took place eight days later at St George’s Chapel, Windsor.

At the time, then Lord Mayor Kevin Savage said the council was “deeply saddened to learn of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and joins with the rest of the country and indeed with people and nations around the world in extending our deepest sympathy to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family at this time”.

The Sinn Fein representative added: “To offer the public an opportunity to convey their condolences to the Royal Family on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, I have opened an online Book of Condolence.”

Messages of sympathy from the people of the borough – who paid personal tributes and offered words of condolence – were later forwarded.

And an acknowledgement has now been received from Windsor Castle, by Andrew Paterson, director of operations at the Private Secretary’s Office.

It says: “The Queen has asked me to thank you for your thoughtful message of sympathy, sent on the death of Her Majesty’s beloved husband, The Duke of Edinburgh.

“The Queen has been touched by the messages she has received and is most grateful for your kind words.”

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