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9 Apr 2021

Trust pays tribute to Duke of Edinburgh

Black and white image of the Royal family visiting St Kilda in 1971
The Duke of Edinburgh and family on St Kilda in 1971
The Trust sends condolences to the Royal family after the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh.

Conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland has expressed its sadness at the news of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh today (9 April).

Chair of the National Trust for Scotland, Sir Mark Jones, and Chief Executive Philip Long OBE said: ‘All at our charity are saddened to hear of the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

‘Over the years it was our honour to host Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness on visits to Trust properties, including to St Kilda in 1971 and to Culloden in 2009.

‘We would like to pass our sincerest condolences to the Royal family and our deepest sympathies to our Patron, His Royal Highness The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay.’