At the British Chamber of Commerce in Slovakia, we are deeply saddened by the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh earlier today.

Our thoughts and condolences are with Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family. His Royal Highness, as the longest-serving consort of a reigning British monarch, devoted his life to public service and made a significant contribution to promoting British tradition in innovation, manufacturing and business. His Duke of Edinburgh awards inspired many young people here in Slovakia to challenge themselves and to achieve their goals.