Yesterday (12 April), the Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP, invited Members of Parliament that were unable to unable to make a tribute in the Commons Chamber to send in their personal messages in tribute to HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Owing to the current COVID-19 restrictions in place, Books of Condolence will not be available in the normal way. In these wholly exceptional circumstances, these tributes will be presented to the Palace at the appropriate point together with a record of the tributes made in the Chamber.
Rt Hon Sir David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, contributed to this, with his message reading:
I pay tribute to His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who was an exceptional man and spent a lifetime serving our country and working tirelessly for so many good causes. I have been privileged to meet Prince Philip on a number of occasions, including when he visited Crayford. I was always impressed by his enthusiasm, knowledge and his interest in people, the environment and the events he attended. RIP Prince Philip.