Speaker's statement on the death of His Royal Highness the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

On behalf of all Members of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, we extend our deepest sympathies to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family on the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. 

At this sad time, we are keeping the memory of His Royal Highness in our hearts and minds as we honour him, recalling his visits here, and his kind support of Ontario-based initiatives of which he was a patron. 

Prince Philip made his first visit to the Legislative Building in the fall of 1951. It was on his final visit to Queen’s Park in 2013, where he, as colonel-in-chief, presented the ceremonial flag, known as the regimental colours, to the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment. His devotion, passion and commitment to his duties made genuine connections with countless people across our province, helping to forge a lasting legacy of service. 

Her Majesty’s sorrow is shared by all of us at this Legislature. Our thoughts and prayers will be with Her Majesty and the Royal Family in the days and weeks ahead.

Book of Condolences

If you would like to sign the Book of Condolences, please visit the website for Canadian Heritage.

Flag protocol

Flags at the Legislative Building will be flown at half-mast until sunset on the day of the funeral for His Royal Highness.

Photo Gallery

View the commemorative gallery for His Royal Highness' visits to the Legislature.