Photo Credit: Original Photo from Queensland State Archives
The Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop of Armagh John McDowell, has paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, who died today at Windsor Castle.
“With profound sympathy for Her Majesty the Queen, I wish to express my sincere condolences to her and her whole family on the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh”, Archbishop John said. “Her Majesty’s sense of loss must be very great after over seventy years of unbroken love and friendship.
“In remembering and reflecting on a life of service, including as a Naval Officer in the Second World War, we recall his exemplary sense of duty to the nation and Commonwealth over seven decades and, most especially, his love, honour and obedience to Her Majesty.
“Prince Philip accepted and developed a unique role in the life of the United Kingdom, always closely supporting the Queen as her ‘liege man of life and limb’, and continuing to serve in an active public life which continued long after many would have sought to lay aside a heavy burden of public service. My prayers will be with the Royal Family in the days to come.”