As the nation begins to mourn the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Lancashire remembers the prominent role he played in life of our nation for almost 75 years.
County Councillor Susie Charles, Chairman of Lancashire County Council, has paid tribute to His Royal Highness following the announcement of his death by Buckingham Palace today:
"We share the country's deep sadness at the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, who served his country with dignity for more than 60 years alongside Queen Elizabeth II.
"Thousands of people saw The Duke, along with the Queen, on many official Royal visits, including most recently to celebrate the 750th anniversary of the Duchy of Lancaster, and when he accompanied The Queen and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales on a visit to Burnley and Accrington to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year.
"Prince Philip made a tremendous contribution to our communities through the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, which provides vital opportunities to young people across Lancashire.
"The Duke of Edinburgh was deeply respected by people across the county and will be sadly missed."
To sign an electronic book of condolence and find out more about how Lancashire will be marking the death of HRH Prince Philip, visit https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/duke-of-edinburgh/