By His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Martyn Roper, OBE
The following statement issued from Buckingham Palace this morning:
“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.
Further announcements will be made in due course.
The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”
I was deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke Of Edinburgh. I know everyone across our Islands will join me in sending our deepest condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family.
Prince Philip gave exemplary and loyal service throughout his long life. We join the Royal Family and everyone around the world in mourning his loss and our thoughts are with Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family at this difficult time.
The Duke of Edinburgh made a number of visits to our islands, most recently with Her Majesty The Queen in 1983 and 1994. These visits created deep bonds of friendship between our Islands and the Royal Family. Prince Philip is very fondly remembered and will be greatly missed. He inspired many children on our islands through the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme.
We have lowered flags across the Islands. Further guidance from the Cayman Islands Government, including on condolence books, will follow later today.
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