Deputy Speaker of the NI Assembly, Roy Beggs MLA has offered his condolences to the Royal Family following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, aged 99.
Mr Beggs, an Ulster Unionist Party MLA for East Antrim said:
“I offer my heartfelt condolences and sympathy on death of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh to the Royal Family and especially to our Sovereign, Her Majesty The Queen. Queen Elizabeth and her family circle are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.
While the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and the World mourn the passing of the longest serving Royal consort, we should also take time to reflect on a life well lived and the legacy that Prince Philip will leave behind. From a personal perspective, as a serving Boys’ Brigade officer and as a parent, I can vouch for the effectiveness of his Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme which has helped shape numerous young people by encouraging community volunteering and equip to them with the skills, confidence and resilience to make the most out of life.
I would urge everyone wishing to send a message of sympathy and pay tribute to take some time out and sign the book of condolence for the Duke of Edinburgh: https://www.royal.uk/condolence “