The MP for Warrington South Andy Carter has paid his tributes to the late Prince Phillip, The Duke of Edinburgh.
MPs returned to Parliament to mark the historic occasion yesterday with tributes from all sides of the House going on until 10pm last night. Many told fascinating stories about his life and their interactions with His Royal Highness from across the country.
The remarks were led by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson who offered the “heartfelt thanks” of the nation for the Duke of Edinburgh’s “unfailing dedication” to the country and the Commonwealth.
Mr Johnson said the duke gave us all a “model of selflessness” and acknowledged the country would want to consider a “suitable memorial” to Prince Philip “in due course”.
Mr Carter added to the tributes by speaking about the Dukes visit to Warrington after the bombing in 1993. He said:
After the Warrington bombing in 1993, it was the Duke of Edinburgh who came to the town and attended the memorial service at Warrington parish church on behalf of the Queen, alongside the then Irish President, Mary Robinson.
Having experienced the death of his beloved uncle as a result of terrorism, the Duke spoke movingly with the families of Johnathan Ball and Tim Parry at the rectory after the service, eager to comfort them following the loss of their two children.
Warringtonians are proud of the part that the town played in generating the peace process in Northern Ireland. The Duke of Edinburgh was very much involved from the start, striving for reconciliation.
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