'Prince Philip was a great inspiration' - Horley Town Mayor pays tribute to The Duke of Edinburgh

Horley Town Mayor, Cllr David Powell, has joined the nation in mourning the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip.

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 9:37 am
Prince Philip died peacefully aged 99 at Windsor Castle on Friday. Picture by Steve Reid

The Duke of Edinburgh died peacefully aged 99 at Windsor Castle on Friday.

Powell said: “I and my Council colleagues are deeply saddened by the news of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh’s passing.

"His Royal Highness Prince Philip was a great inspiration, beginning with his Royal Navy service and long association in addition to over 60 years as the longest serving Consort, his service has been exemplary. He will be deeply missed across our nation.

"The thoughts of this Council and our Horley community are with Her Majesty The Queen, the Royal Family and to all those who grieve His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh’s passing.

"I will be sending a letter of condolence to Her Majesty The Queen on behalf of all those who live and work in Horley and, as a mark of respect, the Union Flag at the Memorial Gardens is being flown at half mast until the day after the Ceremonial Royal Funeral takes place at St George’s Chapel, in the grounds of Windsor Castle on Saturday, April 17.”