BORDERS MPs have paid tribute to Prince Philip following his death today aged 99.

The Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen's husband, died “peacefully this morning” at Windsor Castle, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace.

David Mundell, Conservative MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale, said he was ‘saddened’ by the news.

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"He was a remarkable man who provided tremendous support to Her Majesty the Queen and, like her, had a remarkable perspective on global events built up over many decades of public service,” said Mr Mundell.

"Prince Philip was a huge supporter of rural life and has been a regular visitor to my constituency both accompanying the Queen on official visits and during events at Drumlanrig Castle when pursuing his passion for horse-carriage driving.

"Amongst many interests, he was keen in encouraging young people to make the most of themselves and many locally have benefitted from participating in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award programmes."

Mr Mundell added: "Prince Philip's sometimes mischievous personality and dry sense of humour, although occasionally controversial, also endeared him to many."

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John Lamont, Tory MP for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk, said: “Prince Philip was steadfast in his support of Queen and country, serving in the Royal Navy during World War II, and dutifully serving Her Majesty during their long marriage.

“Prince Philip was a regular visitor to the Scottish Borders. I remember him attending Coldstream Parish Church a few years ago whilst staying locally.

“This is deeply sad news for Her Majesty The Queen, The Royal Family, the country and indeed the Commonwealth."