Lancashire's Lord-Lieutenant expresses sorrow after death of Prince Philip and praises his 'marvellous work'
The Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire has paid tribute to HRH Prince Philip following his death today at the age of 99.
The Rt Hon the Lord Shuttleworth expressed his sympathies to the royal family and praised the 'marvellous work' carried out by Prince Philip in his lifetime.
In a statement Lord Shuttleworth said: "Everyone in Lancashire will join me in expressing our sorrow at the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, who has played a prominent role in the life of our nation for almost 75 years.
"We extend our deepest sympathy to those who have suffered the greatest loss, Her Majesty The Queen, Duke of Lancaster, The Prince of Wales and all members of The Duke’s family, and we think of all others affected personally by this sad news.
"We also recollect all the marvellous work of HRH, not only at the side and in support of The Queen, but in his own right as leader and influencer of so many organisations and charities. "We here in Lancashire will have our own memories of his visits to the county and his encouragement to so many people on those occasions."
Each county has a Lord-Lieutenant, appointed by The Queen as a personal representative.
Lord Shuttleworth has been Lancashire's Lord-Lieutenant for over 20 years.