Earl of Wessex thanks Virginia for her tribute to Prince Philip

The Earl of Wessex has written to Ynys Môn MP Virginia Crosbie to thank her for paying tribute to Prince Philip in parliament following his death in April.

Virginia told MPs that the Duke of Edinburgh had “devoted his life to this country for over 70 years”.

“We honour the memory of Prince Philip, and thank God for his lifetime of service to our country. Although he may be gone from our sight, he will never be absent from our hearts,” she added

In a letter from the Earl’s Bagshot Park home in Surrey, Prince Edward said: “Thank you for your heartfelt tribute to my father. I am, on behalf of my family, truly grateful to you for your kind words which were such an affirmation and appreciation of my father’s life and work.”

Virginia added: “I was honoured to receive this letter which I think is for everyone in Anglesey because I know the Duke of Edinburgh was an incredibly popular figure here and there was great sadness at his passing.

“I also know many people on the island have taken part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme which I believe will be one of Prince Philip’s many lasting legacies.

“I wish Prince Edward all the very best as he takes up his father’s mantle to lead the work of the scheme across the world. He is the best man for the job and I am sure he will follow in his father’s footsteps but also make his own mark on the scheme in the years to come.”

Image taken from the Royal Family website Royal.uk

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