“I am saddened to hear of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. On behalf of all Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, I respectfully offer my heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, their children and broader family. Our prayers are with them during this difficult time.

“My thoughts are also with citizens of the United Kingdom and citizens from our fellow Commonwealth countries whom His Royal Highness faithfully served as consort to Queen Elizabeth II since her ascension to the throne in 1952.

“Prince Philip visited Canada many times over the years. Many Albertans will remember he accompanied Princess Elizabeth during her inaugural visit to Canada in 1951 and his most recent visit to our province also with Her Majesty in 2005 to participate in the celebrations to mark Alberta’s centennial year.

“His Royal Highness leaves behind a profound legacy of service. Following a decorated naval career, including active duty in the Second World War, he focused on his work in support of Her Majesty. Prince Philip will be remembered for his leadership and patronage of more than 750 charitable organizations. Most notably, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, which he founded in 1956, celebrates the achievements of young people around the world.

“May His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Rest in Peace.”

- Honourable Nathan Cooper, MLA, Speaker of the Alberta Legislative Assembly, Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills