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Sunday 11 April 2021

Croydon Council has sent a message mourning the loss of Prince Philip whilst remembering some of his notable visits to the borough.

In 1996, he was present at the celebrations of the 400th anniversary of the Whitgift Almshouses.

In 1960, the Queen and Prince Philip visited when they opened the Technical College and Art College.

In1983, he joined in the borough’s centenary celebrations in 1983 when The Queen’s Gardens were also unveiled.

Statement from Councillor Maddie Henson, Mayor of Croydon:

“Millions of people at home and across the world will be saddened to learn of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, aged 99. I will be sending official condolences on behalf of the borough to the Private Secretary of Her Majesty The Queen.

Prince Philip dutifully dedicated his life to serving this country, both in peacetime and war, and will also be remembered for his work supporting hundreds of charities and through the creation of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme, which inspired thousands of young people.

I know that he will be sorely missed by many people in our borough, and as a mark of respect we have lowered the flags outside the Town Hall to half-mast.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

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