It is a great sadness to hear the news of the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh.
Prince Philip was a man who commanded the respect of the nation. We admired him for his illustrious wartime record, his commitment to charities and for supporting young people. Most of all, of course, we admired his remarkable support for The Queen at every stage of her reign.
Sadly I never had the honour of meeting the Duke in person, but nonetheless I have a very strong impression of his devotion to duty, and of the nobility and insight he brought to every task he undertook.
At this very sad time I am sure the Royal Family will find peace and comfort in the outpouring of grief from the people of Worcester and across the Kingdom.