Owners of Pensthorpe pay tribute to patron Prince Philip
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The husband and wife who run a natural park in Norfolk which was officially opened by the Duke of Edinburgh have paid tribute to him.
Bill and Deb Jordan, who run Pensthorpe Natural Park, near Fakenham, said: “The Pensthorpe Conservation Trust is saddened to have been informed of the passing of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh having had a proud association with him as the patron of the trust for more than 30 years.
"Despite his many patronages and up until recently numerous public engagements, we have been delighted to have welcomed him onto the site on a number of occasions and for the enthusiasm he has shown each and every time.
"As a passionate conservationist and outdoor enthusiast, he will be sorely missed and our thoughts are with Her Majesty The Queen and the rest of the Royal Family during this difficult time.”
Prince Philip officially opened Pensthorpe in 1988 and then unveiled a plaque celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2008.