Statement from the Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly on the Passing of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

Session: Session currently unavailable

Date: 09 April 2021

Reference: SO

Following the announcement of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, the Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Alex Maskey MLA said: “I am very sorry to learn of the passing of The Duke of Edinburgh after a long and full record of public service. While many in the community will be saddened by the news of his death and will reflect on a life well lived, I am most mindful today that a family is in mourning and on behalf of the Northern Ireland Assembly I express my sympathy to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and the rest of the Royal Family on the loss of a husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

“I will be liaising with the Assembly Commission and Party Whips to put arrangements in place for the formal expression of condolences at the Assembly and Parliament Buildings.”



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