News broke at midday that His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh passed away peacefully this morning, just a few months shy of his 100th birthday.
Islanders have been paying their respects to The Royal Family and The Queen who has lost her beloved husband of 73 years.
Dignitaries gathered at Government House this afternoon to pay tribute to The Duke, with Lt-Governor Sir Ian Corder speaking about how keen he always was to speak to people.
For the Bailiff Richard McMahon, it was his complimentary differences with Her Majesty that stood out when he met Prince Philip on a couple of occasions.
'I can imagine those who have had the benefit of talking to him being impressed with the level of loyalty and support he has given to our sovereign, but also the fact that he would have a little mischievous smile to what he was saying and doing,' he said.
Chief Minister Deputy Peter Ferbrache made reference to the many Channel Islanders who took part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award and would be inspired by Prince Philip's dedication and loyalty.
Read more in tomorrow's Guernsey Press.