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NEWS ROUNDUP: The region mourns the death of Prince Philip

 

A special news bulletin as the region mourns the loss of HRH The Prince Philip.

His royal highness the Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh has died. Tributes have been pouring in from people across the North East for the late royal, who was 99 years old. The Queen said that he died peacefully at Windsor Castle on the morning of Friday the 9th of April.

Northumberland Councillors and party leaders have all expressed their sorrow at the passing of the Prince. Councillor Ian Hutchinson said Prince Philip will long be remembered for his dedication to the role of consort and support to her majesty. All major parties have said they will cease campaigning for local elections for the time being.
The City of Newcastle will be observing the official period of mourning for eight days. The council said many people will hold fond memories of the Duke of Edinburgh’s visits to the city. They wish to extend sincere condolences to the Royal family.


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