It is with very great sadness that we have heard of the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

It was in Devon as a young naval officer, training at Britannia Royal Naval College, that Prince Philip met and later married Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Not surprisingly therefore the County has been important to them both throughout their lives and they have visited us here many times.

We give thanks for a wonderful life. May he rest in peace.

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by | January 31st, 2012

31 January 2012 – Devon leads the way with, so far 84 beacons, out of the UK total of 1800 registered beacons to be lit in celebration of HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The Lord-Lieutenant said “I am delighted with the County response and the public interest in The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations is growing very strongly”