His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

The President, Proprietors and the Staff of the Athenaeum, Liverpool wish to record their heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy for Her Majesty the Queen on the loss of Her Majesty’s beloved consort, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.  We understand very well just how much of a support and comfort The Duke of Edinburgh has been to Her Majesty the Queen throughout their marriage and Her Majesty’s reign.  We are all very mindful of the enormous contribution that His Royal Highness has made to the life of the United Kingdom in peace and War, especially in the way that he has enriched the lives of so many young people with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and the Outward Bound Trust.  Many citizens of Liverpool have served in the Armed Forces, or have relatives who have done so.  His Royal Highness’ support for ships, units and stations over so many years has been unique.  We mourn the passing of a man whose death is a great loss to the nation, to this City and each one of us, especially those who were privileged to meet him.