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Tributes to the Duke of Edinburgh have flooded in from Salford institutions.
Prince Philip was the University of Salford’s Chancellor from the late 1960s for over twenty years.
A spokesperson for the University said: “The University of Salford would like to express our deep sadness at the passing of our former Chancellor, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.
“We are honoured to have had HRH Prince Philip as our first University Chancellor from 1967-1991.”
“The Chancellor is the ceremonial head of the University and plays an important ambassadorial role, presiding over the University’s graduation ceremonies and acting as an advocate for its achievements.
“During his time as Chancellor Prince Philip took an active part in the life of the University being a frequent visitor to campus and relishing the opportunity to talk with our students.
“Former staff and students that met him speak fondly of his inquisitive nature and good humour.”
City Mayor Paul Dennett also posted his condolences:
“I hear with sadness that Prince Philip has passed away aged 99 years old.
“Nearly a century of service to this Country – quite an achievement!
“Rest in Peace.”