Death of Prince Philip

I write this immediately following the announcement of the death of Prince Philip by Buckingham Palace on Friday 9 April 2021 at the age of 99, one that has brought me near to tears.

A huge loss for one prominent family, a significant loss for our nation and commonwealth, and one which touches us all. Sometimes, the death of a public figure affects us deeply because it powerfully reminds us of our own bereavements and losses.

I’ve become more of a Republican than a Monarchist (for a variety of reasons) but this is a very significant event that has moved me.

We’ll all need time to process it, and much will be said in the media. In the meantime, I offer my sincere love and prayers to the Royal Family and especially the Queen.

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