Roundhay Park visitors give their thoughts following the death of Prince Philip

People in Leeds have paid tribute to a "great British character" following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 8:24 pm
Updated Friday, 9th April 2021, 8:30 pm

The team at Leeds Local TV headed to Roundhay Park to speak to visitors about Prince Philip's life and legacy.

The Duke, 99, was the longest-serving consort in British history.

He and the Queen were married for more than 70 years.

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Victoria and Paul gave their thoughts to Leeds Local TV.

Victoria and Lindsay were exercising in the park.

Victoria said: "He was a figure that was always there as you were growing up, beside the Queen, always in the Hello magazines of my mum's when I was growing up.

"It made me a bit sad really, mainly for the Queen - it was such a long union together.

"He'll be missed and I think it's a real shame for the family and the Queen that he didn't make it to his 100th birthday."

Lindsay added: "He's served the country well and been a prominent figure.

Paul said: "I think it's very sad news, but not totally unexpected given he's not been very well of late, but obviously it's the passing of a great British character - although he wasn't British, ultimately - but he certainly became part of that.

"The Queen certainly wouldn't have got where she is without him behind her.

"He certainly spoke his mind."

Youngster Keir said: "I remember doing my Duke of Edinburgh award - I've got fond memories of that. That's probably what his legacy will mean to me."

Josh said the Duke was a "very opiniated man".

He added: "Sometimes he put his foot in his mouth with a few comments, so he was quite endearing to a lot of people.

"The royal family is obviously an upper class establishment but the Duke always came across as quite a personable guy and I think that endeared him to a lot people."

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