Prince Philip: Tributes pour in from Calderdale after the Duke of Edinburgh dies aged 99

Tributes have been paid from people in Calderdale after Prince Philip died at Windsor Castle aged 99.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 2:45 pm

The Duke of Edinburgh was the longest-serving consort in British history.

The duke and the Queen were married for more than 70 years and Philip dedicated decades of his life to royal duty, serving the nation at the monarch's side.

Tributes have been paid by people and organisations in Calderdale.

Prince Philip has died at the age of 99 (Getty Images)

A spokesperson for Calderdale Council said: "We are deeply saddened by the news today of the death of Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh.

"The Prince has played a unique role in the life of the nation for over 70 years and our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time.

We are flying the Union Flag at half mast at Halifax Town Hall as a mark of respect."

The leader of Calderdale Council Tim Swift said:" As Leader of the Council I would also like to voice my great sadness at the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, and extend deepest condolences to the Royal Family, friends and loved ones at a time of great personal sadness, as well as national mourning.

"Over 70 years of public service, his tireless support as consort to Her Majesty The Queen, his role as founder of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme, which encourages and recognises young people’s self-improvement, are respected and admired.

The Halifax Panthers have also paid their respects On Twitter the rugby league club said: "Everyone at Halifax Panthers are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts are with Her Majesty The Queen and The Royal Family."

The Calderdale Lib Dem has also suspended its local election campaigning for today as a mark of respect. The political group said" We are sad to hear about the death of Prince Philip, and our condolences go to his family and the many people who loved him."

The Duke also visited the Piece Hall in 2004 with Queen Elizabeth II.

The Piece hall Trust posted in Twitter: "The whole team sends its condolences to HM The Queen and members of The Royal Family on the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh."

West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson thanked the work of Prince Philip. He said on Twitter: "Very sad to hear this news, thoughts and prayers with HRH The Queen and the Roya lFamily Forever grateful for the support of HRH The Queen & HRH Prince Philip to West Yorkshire Police."

The Calderdale Lib Dem has also suspended its local election campaigning for today as a mark of respect. The political group said" We are sad to hear about the death of Prince Philip, and our condolences go to his family and the many people who loved him."

Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker has also paid tribute saying: "So sad to hear the loss of a great ambassador, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

"My thoughts go out to Her Majesty The Queen and her family at this sad time."

Hipperholme and Lightcliffe Councillor George Robinson posted his condolences on Facebook saying: ""I’m incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

"Prince Philip will be remembered for his unwavering sense of duty, having served this country for over 81 years.

"On behalf of all residents across the Hipperholme and Lightcliffe ward, I’d like to extend our condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family."

The charity Calderdale Smart Move posted on Facebook: "HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. - an extraordinary public servant for so many years, a patron of close to 800 charities and of course a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. May he rest in peace."