We wish to express our deep sorrow at the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip and convey our condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and all the members of The Royal Family.
We are conscious of the privilege of living in a free society in which we are at liberty to practice our Judaism and in which different faiths are respected and celebrated. We appreciate the role of The Royal Family in honouring this diversity.
Senior Masorti Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg had the privilege of meeting Prince Philip at the 70th anniversary of the Council of Christians and Jews, when the Prince greeted him and his fellow rabbis and members of the Christian clergy with customary smiles and wit.
We wish Her Majesty the Queen and The Royal Family comfort and strength at this painful time.