Sadly we are now marking the death yesterday of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and consort to The Queen for seventy three years.
I don't think any of us can imagine what it must have been like to live his life, but his contribution not only to his family, and to The Queen's reign, but to his own interests including wildlife conservation, science and engineering have shown his sharp intelligence and curiosity. His interest in and encouragement to young people has been inspiring to hundreds of thousands around the world. Most of all the value of his support to Her Majesty through their long marriage has been incalculable.
This prayer has been issued to mark his death:
God of our lives,
we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip,
for his love of our country,
and for his devotion to duty.
We entrust him now to your love and mercy.
Through our Redeemer, Jesus Christ.