South west London MPs have expressed their sympathies to the Queen and the royal household after HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh died today aged 99.
Twickenham MP Munira Wilson said: “It is with sadness that I learnt today of the death of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.
“Prince Philip dedicated his life to public service and providing steadfast support to Her Majesty the Queen, his family and this country.
“I would like to pay particular tribute to his work which changed the lives of so many young people through the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.
“Prince Phillip was a much-loved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. I offer my heartfelt sympathies, and those of my constituents, to Her Majesty the Queen and the whole of the Royal Family at this difficult time.”
An avid rugby supporter, The Duke of Edinburgh’s last recorded visit to Twickenham was in 2015 for the Rugby World Cup Final with Princes William and Harry.
Richmond Park MP Sarah Olney said: “The Duke of Edinburgh’s decades of devoted service to our country have been an extraordinary gift to the British people.
“His quiet and constant support will be missed most by the Queen, of course, but all of us will be touched by his absence as we have been touched by his work.
“On behalf of my constituents in Richmond Park, and especially the tens of thousands of young people who have learned and grown by participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Award programme, I offer my gratitude to the Duke for his contribution to our nation’s history and send my deepest sympathy to his loved ones.”
Spelthorne MP Kwasi Kwarteng said: “Prince Philip was a great public servant.
“Earnest, direct and unpretentious. He will be greatly missed throughout our United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and the rest of the world.”
Brentford and Isleworth MP Ruth Cadbury said: “It is extremely sad news that Prince Philip has passed away.
“He spent his life dedicated to public service and in supporting the Queen.
“My thoughts and condolences are with her, the Royal Family and all who knew him.”
As a mark of respect the Union Flag that flies above the Civic Centre in Richmond has been lowered to half mast where it will remain until the morning after the funeral.