Chair of Trustees Sir Hugh Orde said: “Prince Philip had been a great supporter of the Police service throughout his life. I had the honour of meeting him and HM the Queen, when they visited Northern Ireland in 2012 when I was Chief Constable of the PSNI.
“It struck me how well informed he was about policing and understood the challenges that the PSNI had in policing the province. He also had an amazing sense of humour and one of his strengths was how he could engage with people from different parts of society and put them at complete ease.
“There is no doubt that HRH has helped so many people in so many ways through his charity work, especially through the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme, that allowed a younger generation to achieve their full potential. He will be a great loss to this country, but leaves behind an amazing legacy.
“The thoughts of the Trust are with HM the Queen and other members of the Royal Family at this difficult time.”