Tributes paid to Duke of Edinburgh after death aged 99

Archbishop Leo Cushley has offered his condolences to the Queen following the death of her husband Prince.

He said: "Upon receiving the sad news of the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, I respectfully offer Her Majesty The Queen the sincere condolences of the Catholics of the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh.

"After a life of dedicated service to Her Majesty, their family and the nation, may he now rest in peace."

Bishop Hugh Gilbert, president of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland, said: “The news of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh will bring sadness to many, including a great many in Scotland. As Bishop of Aberdeen I am well aware of his connections to and affinity with Aberdeenshire and the North East.

“I will pray for the repose of his soul and that those closest to him may find comfort at this time of loss through the memories they shared of his long, full life dedicated to public service.”

Prince Philip, the longest-serving consort in British history, died at Windsor Castle this morning (09 April). He was 99.