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Prince Philip has a long association with Wiltshire Featured

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PRINCE Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband, was living in Wiltshire when he proposed to the Queen and has visited the county many times since.

A Wiltshire Life article to celebrate his 99th birth on June 10 last year remembers that on November 20 2017, HM Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, HRH Prince Philip, celebrated their platinum wedding anniversary and the special role played by the Wiltshire of Corsham.

Prince Philip or Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten as he was then, who was living in Corsham at the time he proposed and right up to a few days before the wedding.

The Duke was playing skittles at the Methuen Arms Hotel in Corsham when his engagement to the then Princess Elizabeth was announced.

He had been serving as a junior officer with the British Pacific fleet during the war, but for a year before the wedding he had been stationed at HMS Royal Arthur, a training base near Corsham.

Devivzes mayor Cllr Mrs Chris Gray said: "It is with great sadness that Devizes Town Council announce the sad news that Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has died today, April 9 2021.

"The flags on the town hall will be flown at half-mast until 8am on the day after the funeral.

"For those wising to lay flowers in remembrance of Prince Philip, please place the flowers on the Market Cross steps."

A Book of Condolence will be opened at the town hall.

Read this article on the Gazette and Herald here...

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