MPs for North Shropshire, Clwyd South and Eddisbury have paid tribute to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

Owen Paterson MP, Simon Baynes MP and Edward Timpson MP have all sent messages of support to The Royal Family after the death of Prince Philip.

Tributes were paid across the country over the weekend after the news which was announced on Friday.

Mr Paterson described Prince Philip as an extraordinary public servant, and paid tribute to his marriage to Her Majesty The Queen.

He said: “His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh was an extraordinary public servant, representing the UK and the Commonwealth at home and around the world on behalf of her Majesty The Queen.

“Theirs was an amazing marriage of more than seven decades and the thoughts of all of us must be with Her Majesty and The Royal Family on this sad day.

“As a naval hero, at the Battle of Cape Matapan, he was Mentioned in Despatches and in his later years he inspired generations of young people through the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.

“Most of all, he gave steadfast public and private support to Her Majesty The Queen through her years of unstinting service to the UK and the Commonwealth.

“As Her Majesty put it at the time of their Golden Wedding Anniversary, we ‘owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever know’.

“His Royal Highness will be greatly missed and I send my heartfelt condolences to all those who knew and loved him.”

Mr Baynes, MP for Clwyd South, added: “My heart goes out to Her Majesty the Queen and all her family on the death of Prince Philip today, peacefully at Windsor Castle.

“Theirs was an amazing partnership which has done so much for all of us in this country and in the Commonwealth.”

Mr Timpson also offered his condolences, adding: “My thoughts today are with The Queen and all members of the Royal Family on the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

“The Duke's life was devoted to the service of our country both in the Royal Navy and as the foremost supporter of our Queen. The entire nation mourns his loss.”