Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell has paid tribute to Prince Philip who died today.

She said:”My thoughts are very much with Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family at this incredibly difficult time.

We know that Prince Philip was a constant support to The Queen in her long reign and this must be a terrible loss.

But we must also celebrate a very rich and colourful life from a man dedicated to his wife, his country and to public service.

He has left many lasting legacies from being one of the first public figures to talk about environmentalism to the tremendous achievement that is the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.”