Lord Lieutenant offers her deepest sympathies

Sheriff Iona McDonald
Sheriff Iona McDonald

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The Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire and Arran, Sheriff Iona McDonald OBE, has offered her deepest sympathies to the Royal Family on the death of His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh.

Sheriff McDonald said: ‘His Royal Highness has featured in the life of the nation for many years, as he worked alongside Her Majesty The Queen, supporting her in so many ways during her long and busy reign.

‘He will also be remembered for his own contributions and, in particular, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme which he instigated in 1956 and which has helped countless young people meet challenges in their lives.

‘Her Majesty The Queen and all the members of the Royal Family are in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time.

‘An online Book of Condolence is now available to capture thoughts and memories of the late Duke, and messages of sympathy to the Royal Family.’

It can be accessed through the following link: www.royal.uk

The funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh, who died last Friday at the age of 99, will be held at St George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle at 3pm tomorrow (Saturday) and is being widely televised.