Haywards Heath mayor pays tribute to Prince Philip
Haywards Heath mayor Alastair McPherson has paid tribute to His Royal Highness Prince Philip.
The Duke of Edinburgh passed away peacefully on Friday (April 9) at Windsor Castle.
“It is with great sorrow and grief that we heard of the passing of HRH Prince Philip,” said Mr McPherson, adding that the town hall flag will fly at half mast.
“I am sure I speak for all of our community when I say that his loss will be felt by us all.”
Mr McPherson said that the longest serving consort in British history showed ‘a true example of public service, duty and loyalty’ as well as a wonderful partnership.
“Our thoughts are very much with HM The Queen, and all of the Royal Family that we hold so dear in our hearts and we send our deepest condolences to them at this time,” he said.
Mr McPherson added that Prince Philip had inspired many young people to succeed through his Duke of Edinburgh scheme and that he was an early advocate of the World Wildlife Fund.
He also asked Haywards Heath residents to make contributions to a charity instead of leaving flowers as a mark of respect to Prince Philip.
People can sign an online e-Book of condolence, which will be available soon at www.royal.uk.