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Official condolence letter to The Royal Household

The official letter of condolence sent to the Private Secretary of His late Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh from Andrew Geary, Mayor of Milton Keynes:

I write with great sadness on behalf of the citizens of Milton Keynes to express our deep condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Household on the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Our flags are flying at half-mast at the Civic Offices and elsewhere in Milton Keynes as a mark of respect to a remarkable gentleman whose life we remember and commemorate with deep affection.

The visit of Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to our Borough and to open Stadium:MK in 2008 is a day that many of us here in Milton Keynes remember with much fondness. His Royal Highness was in fine form, his sense of humour will be long remembered. The many individual recollections that have been shared with me over the past few days stand as testament to how well loved and respected His Royal Highness was and will continue to be.

My thoughts and prayers, and I know those of many people across our Borough are with The Royal Family at this sad time. We have lost a Prince, but we are acutely aware that you have lost a treasured member of your family.

Yours most sincerely,

Andrew Geary

Mayor of Milton Keynes

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