London, Regina – Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, died on April 9 on the age of 99. Premier Scott Moe released the following statement:
“It’s with profound unhappiness that I learned this present day of the loss of life of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. I join all of Her Majesty’s true issues in Saskatchewan in sending our real condolences to Her Majesty in her bereavement, as well to to all individuals of the Royal Family.
“His Royal Highness visited Saskatchewan no fewer than eight times between 1951 and our centennial year in 2005. His sense of duty to the Canadian Armed Forces, our formative years thru the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, and so many different endeavours, endeared him to us all.
“We piece on this sorrow with thousands and thousands of others across the Commonwealth and the enviornment. It’s our hope that the info of the out of the ordinary influence that His Royal Highness had on so many of us and organizations in his many many years of public life will present comfort and solace.
“Flags on all Authorities of Saskatchewan structures would per chance be flown at half mast straight and unless sunset on the evening of His Royal Highness’ funeral. A virtual book of condolence is in the marketplace on the Lieutenant Governor’s Web site at www.ltgov.sk.ca.”