Gibraltar has always had a deep affection for HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. After his passing, a book of condolence was swiftly setup to allow all Gibraltarians the opportunity to put their thoughts down to paper.
Announcing the sad news, the Chief Minister said:
“Our sadness will be shared across all of Gibraltar and the rest of the United Kingdom.
It is a sadness that will extend to all of the Overseas Territories.
It will extend also right across the Commonwealth and the rest of the world.
The Duke of Edinburgh has been greatly respected throughout the world for his life of
dedicated service to the United Kingdom.
He will also be remembered for his constant, steadfast support to Her Majesty the Queen
throughout their lives together.
I have written to Her Majesty the Queen to offer the deepest condolences of Her Government
of Gibraltar and the People of Gibraltar to Her Majesty of course and to all the members of
our Royal Family at this sad time.
May Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, Rest in Peace and may God Save the Queen.”
His Excellency the Governor Sir David Steel KBE DL recently visited the Royal Gibraltar Post Office at 109 Main Street where he was greeted by Glendon Martinez, Director of Postal Services and by Minister for Postal Services, the Hon Vijay Daryanani.
The Hon Vijay Daryanani commented, “As always it was an absolute pleasure to welcome His Excellency to the Royal Gibraltar Post Office. Sir David enjoyed the tour of the Main Street building and was fascinated by its history and anecdotes. In the short time that he has been here, His Excellency’s passion for Gibraltar and its people is infectious.”