With great sadness, Her Honour Antoinette Perry, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island has been advised of the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on April 9, 2021.
"Prince Philip has been a steadfast consort to Her Majesty, devoted to and supportive of her service to the country and Commonwealth. Through his Duke of Edinburgh International Award Program, he has motivated many Island youth to become involved and engaged, effectively equipping them with the skills and leadership needed to transform their lives and their communities.
Our province has welcomed His Royal Highness on several occasions and we share in this sadness with all other peoples of the Commonwealth. Lieutenant Governor Perry extends her sincerest condolences, on behalf of all Islanders, to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and all members of the Royal Family."
- Her Honour the Honourable Antoinette Perry, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island
Book of condolence
Islanders are invited to offer sympathies by signing the Government of Canada online book of condolence.
Funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh - Saturday, April 17
CBC and CTV will be carrying live coverage on main network and news channel beginning at 9:30 am (Atlantic time).
The Government of Canada will have a National Commemorative Ceremony in honour of His Royal Highness which will begin at 1:30 pm (Atlantic time).
Royal visits to Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island has been honored with the presence of Her Majesty and His Royal Highness prior to, and throughout Queen Elizabeth’s reign as Monarch. They first visited as Princess Elizabeth and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in 1951, and traveled to the Island again in 1959 as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.