Opposition Leader Joe Harmon has extended sympathy to Queen Elizabeth and the British Royal family on the passing of the Queen’s husband, Prince Philip.
The Royal family announced the passing of Prince Philip at the age of 99 this morning.
In a statement, Opposition Leader Joe Harmon noted that Prince Phillip dedicated his life to his country – from a distinguished career in the Royal Navy during the Second World War to his decades of service as the Duke of Edinburgh.
Mr. Harmon said through over seventy years of marriage, Prince Philip supported the Queen in fulfilling her duties as Head of the Commonwealth and shared with her the view of what humanity can attain through collaboration.
“Prince Phillip will be remembered for his early efforts to help modernize the Royal family’s image during a time of great change for Britain. He will also be remembered for his concern and love for young people with the creation of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and his support for more than 800 charities and good causes – focusing on his interests in wildlife conservation, technology and sport”, the Opposition statement said.
Guyana was once a British colony. The country gained independence in 1966 and later attained Republic status in 1970, divorcing completely from British rule and governance.