Announcement from Her Excellency Dame Cécile La Grenade, Governor-General of Grenada
It is with deep solemnity that I am to advise that His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, passed away earlier this morning.
His life of service will be remembered not only for the time he served in the Navy during World War II, or for his service to the Commonwealth, but most importantly, for his steadfast and loyal devotion to Her Majesty, the Queen.
Prince Phillip was no stranger to Grenada, his last visit having taken place in 1985 with Her Majesty. His impact was felt both by young Grenadians and indeed the young people of the Commonwealth, through their involvement in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme which Prince Philip started in 1956.
This extraordinary programme of service, much like his life, would have inspired our youth and played a significant role in their personal development. For this, we owe a profound debt of gratitude to the late Prince Phillip.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Her Majesty upon the loss of her lifelong companion, and to the Royal family, whose sadness we share at this difficult time. We give great thanks for his service, and extend to them all, our deepest condolences.
May the soul of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, rest in peace.
Governor General’s Office