April 9, 2021

Following is a statement on the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, KG, KT, PC, OM, GBE, AC, ONZ, QSO, GCL, CC, CMM, CD, ADC(P). 

“My husband, Zaheer, and I join with our fellow Albertans in marking the passing of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness will long be remembered for the dignity, loyalty and sense of purpose that were clearly evident during his longstanding service to our province and nation. 

“The Duke of Edinburgh made many visits to Alberta over the years. His Royal Highness joined Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in official tours to cities and towns across the province and also travelled here alone many times to take part in meetings and events related to the Commonwealth Study Conference, the World Wildlife Fund and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards. Throughout these visits, it was abundantly clear that His Royal Highness shared Albertans great love of our province’s natural beauty, in general, and the Rocky Mountains in particular. 

“Through the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards program, His Royal Highness provided generations of young Albertans with valuable opportunities to develop their personal skills and assume leadership roles in their communities. While Albertans mourn the passing of His Royal Highness, we know that the Duke of Edinburgh’s legacy will continue on in the hearts and minds of all those who benefitted from that program and all those who were inspired by his tremendous commitment to service.

On behalf of all Albertans, I extend deepest sympathy to Her Majesty the Queen and all members of the Royal Family.”

Her Honour, the Honourable Salma Lakhani, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta

Media contact:

Janet Resta, Communications Officer, Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta

780-919-5505; janet.resta@gov.ab.ca