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Sunday 11 April 2021

His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland, has expressed condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family on behalf of the Queensland people following the death of High Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

The Governor delivered these remarks on Saturday 10 April 2021 during the official opening of the 112th Nanango Show in the South Burnett region:

"May I add, finally, as Governor of Queensland, how saddened we are to learn of the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. You will have noticed the Flags above the main arena of the Nanango Show flying at half-mast as a mark of respect.

"Prince Philip earned the enduring admiration of Queenslanders for his integrity, kindness and humour, and for his loyalty as long-standing consort to Her Majesty.

"The Duke was the most frequent Royal visitor to Queensland, accompanying The Queen on eight tours and visiting independently on four occasions. 

"Prince Philip was also much admired for the vital interest he took in people.

"His life was a model of selfless devotion to duty and service, a shining example to all of us.

"The thoughts of all Queenslanders at this time are very much with Her Majesty The Queen, our Head of State, and other members of the Royal Family.

"Thank you."