PRINCE PHILLIP: Landmarks across Sunderland illuminated in memory of Prince Phillip
Images: Sunderland City Council
Landmarks and lighting features across Sunderland were lit up on Saturday 17th April as a mark of respect for His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.
National Trust owned Penshaw Monument, Northern Spire bridge, Hylton Castle, The Beacon of Light, Keel Square, the white lighthouse at Seaburn, Fulwell Mill, Market Square and High Street West were all lit purple.
Prince Philip, who was married to the Queen for 73 years, died on Friday, April 9, aged 99.
His funeral was broadcast from Windsor to the nation on Saturday 17th April where 30 members of the Royal Family attended.
The Right Worshipful Mayor of Sunderland, Councillor David Snowdon, said: "The Duke of Edinburgh played a huge role in this life of this country for more than 70 years so it’s entirely right that we should mark his death in this way.
"Many aspects of his extraordinary life have only come to the fore since his death. He was also a man of wide ranging interests which included everything from the welfare of young people, the environment, wildlife and industry to naval history, painting and birdwatching.
"But it is his steadfast support for Her Majesty The Queen in his role as the longest serving consort in British history that The Duke of Edinburgh will be best remembered for."
Anyone wishing to leave tributes can still do so on the book of condolence available on The Royal Family's website:Here
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