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News | 15th April 2021

Eskdale tributes to Prince Philip


TRIBUTES have been paid to the Duke of Edinburgh by current and former residents of Eskdale since the news of his death last Friday at Windsor Castle.

A statement issued by the palace just after midday spoke of the Queen’s “deep sorrow”.

The duke, the longest-serving royal consort in British history, was at the Queen’s side for the near seven decades of her reign.

“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband,” the Palace said.

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

An online book of condolence has been launched on the official royal website for those who wish to send messages.

The ceremonial royal funeral will be held at St George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle at 3pm this Saturday. The event will be televised.

CATHERINE Lithgow’s sense of fun struck a chord with the Duke of Edinburgh when she met him aged 19.

She had completed all three awards and went to Buckingham Palace, the last time it was used before the ceremony moved to Kensington Palace, in 1982.

The recipients were taken into the throne room and asked to stand in a large circle.

Catherine did her awards partly through the Girls’ Brigade and partly on her own.

She said: “I decided to wear an outfit I had designed and made myself with a hat bought in the Liberty store in London.

“I could have worn my Girls’ Brigade uniform because I’d completed several parts of the award through the organisation.

“Many of the young people were in one uniform or another.

“Prince Philip took his time to greet every one of the gold award holders, shaking hands and, every so often, having a quick word or two.

“When he reached me, he shook my hand and asked why I was not in a uniform.

“I said I mostly did my award through the Girls’ Brigade but had he seen the uniform?

“He leaned back a little and looked down the line where there was a Girls’ Brigade leader.

“Looking back at me, he just smiled and said: “Quite right, I see,” and moved on. Typical humour, I think.

“The awards set me up for my future, gave me confidence, resilience and many fabulous memories.

“It’s a marvellous legacy to all young people and I hope it will continue to inspire for many years to come.

“The most abiding thing it taught me was that it was my duty to serve my community throughout my life and I’ve tried to live up to that.”

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