The Chancellor of the Exchequer has made a very personal tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh following news of his death at the age of 99.
In a tweet, Rishi Sunak said ”For your humour and positivity, your years of military service, for all the young people you inspired and for the dedication to your duty, the whole nation thanks you.”
The focus on Prince Philip’s sense of fun as well as his devotion to duty came as politicians across the UK paid tribute to the Duke who died on the morning of April 9th 2021 at Windsor Castle.
The UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, hailed the Prince’s courage and tenacity while the Leader of the Opposition, Sir Keir Starmer, described him as an ”extraordinary public servant.”
The Archbishop of Canterbury hailed the ”extraordinary legacy” of The Duke of Edinburgh.