Today is a sad day.
The breadth of the Duke of Edinburgh's life is remarkable: from a naval hero who was witness to the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay, to President of the World Wildlife Fund. A great campaigner, a writer, a sportsman and an artist.
But it is for his life of service that he will be rightly remembered. As a Prince, a consort and a husband, he dedicated his life to one of duty and service to the Queen, his country and the Commonwealth.
Today we mourn the loss of a Great Briton. My thoughts are with Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family.