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Royal Mint ‘had a long and close relationship with the Duke of Edinburgh’

Royal Mint ‘had a long and close relationship with the Duke of Edinburgh’

Anne Jessopp, chief executive of the Royal Mint, said that on behalf of the Mint she wanted to express great sadness and heartfelt condolences at Philip’s death. She said that a committee chaired by Philip had approved the coins needed for decimalisation. She said: “On behalf of everyone at the Royal Mint, I’d like to …

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Royal drama The Crown ‘deeply saddened’ by death of Duke of Edinburgh

Royal drama The Crown ‘deeply saddened’ by death of Duke of Edinburgh

Philip was played by Doctor Who star Matt Smith in the first two series of the lavish Netflix series, opposite Claire Foy as the Queen. He was replaced by Outlander actor Tobias Menzies for series three and four, opposite Olivia Colman as the Queen. The first series followed the earlier days of the relationship between …

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Queen’s ‘deep sorrow’ as ‘beloved husband’ Duke of Edinburgh dies aged 99

Queen’s ‘deep sorrow’ as ‘beloved husband’ Duke of Edinburgh dies aged 99

Buckingham Palace announced Philip’s death just after midday issuing a statement that spoke about how the royal family joined with people across the globe “mourning his loss”. The Palace said in a statement: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince …

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Political leaders unite in tribute to Duke of Edinburgh

Political leaders unite in tribute to Duke of Edinburgh

Speaking at a podium outside Downing Street on Friday, Boris Johnson said Philip would be remembered for his “steadfast support” of the Queen, as well as his awards scheme which “inspired” countless young people. The Prime Minister said: “He was an environmentalist, and a champion of the natural world long before it was fashionable. “With …

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Holyrood election campaigning suspended following Duke’s death

Holyrood election campaigning suspended following Duke’s death

The SNP, Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, the Scottish Greens and Alba have all said they will cease campaigning. Tory leader Douglas Ross said his party will head back on to the campaign trail on Monday. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was among those paying tribute in Scotland. She said in a statement: “On behalf of the …

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Flags to fly at half mast until morning after Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral

Flags to fly at half mast until morning after Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral

Following Philip’s death on Friday, guidance was issued by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the flying of official flags. All such flags, which include Union Flags and any national flag, are to be “half-masted on all UK government buildings as soon as possible today until 0800 on the day following the …

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