Prince Philip: Harewood House estate pays tribute to The Duke of Edinburgh

Harewood House estate has paid tribute to The Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip after his death aged 99.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 1:27 pm

He died on Friday, April 9.

Buckingham Palace said in a statement: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

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The Royal Family visiting Harewood House

“The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”

Earl of Harewood, David Lascelles, said: "All of us here at Harewood are greatly saddened to hear of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. Patron and President of hundreds of organisations, he has championed and raised the profile of so many good causes.

"Harewood Staff, Members, our visitors and residents across Leeds will remember with great warmth his visit to Harewood in 2002 on the occasion of The Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations.

The flag at Harewood House will fly at half-mast and our deepest sympathies are conveyed to Her Majesty The Queen and the rest of the Royal Family at this sad time.

Prince Philip enjoyed many visits to the Harewood House estates over the the years.

In 2002, he and The Queen enjoyed a lunch at Harewood House where guests included the new Leeds boss Terry Venables, followed by a stunning pageant outside featuring a display by the Leeds West Indian Carnival and a presentation from the Chapeltown Laundry Co-operative

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Philip 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.

He officially retired from public engagements in the summer of 2017.