Tributes are pouring in today for the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip, who has died at the age of 99. Below you can find a roundup of prominent international figures, plus The Crown producer Netflix and more.
UK PM Boris Johnson said the following in a press conference outside Number 10 shortly after the news broke: “It was with great sadness that a short time ago I received word from Buckingham Palace that his royal highness the Duke of Edinburgh has passed away at the age of 99.
“Prince Philip earned the affection of generations here in the United Kingdom, across the Commonwealth, and around the world. He was the longest servicing consort in history, [and] one of the last surviving people to have served in the Second World War…he helped to steer the royal family and the monarchy so it remains an institution indisputably vital to the balance and happiness of our national life.”
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President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden posted the below statement on the official White House website:
“On behalf of all the people of the United States, we send our deepest condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the entire Royal Family, and all the people of the United Kingdom on the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
“Over the course of his 99-year life, he saw our world change dramatically and repeatedly. From his service during World War II, to his 73 years alongside the Queen, and his entire life in the public eye — Prince Philip gladly dedicated himself to the people of the UK, the Commonwealth, and to his family.
“The impact of his decades of devoted public service is evident in the worthy causes he lifted up as patron, in the environmental efforts he championed, in the members of the Armed Forces that he supported, in the young people he inspired, and so much more. His legacy will live on not only through his family, but in all the charitable endeavors he shaped.
“Jill and I are keeping the Queen and Prince Philip’s children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in our hearts during this time.”
Netflix, which makes The Crown, issued the following on behalf of the show’s producers: “Netflix, Left Bank Pictures, Sony Pictures Television and the production team on The Crown are deeply saddened to hear of the death of The Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts are with the entire Royal Family at this sad time.”
Scottish PM Nicola Sturgeon added on Twitter:
I am saddened by news that the Duke of Edinburgh has died. I send my personal and deepest condolences – and those of @scotgov and the people of Scotland – to Her Majesty The Queen and her family. https://t.co/G7ocXXOH2U
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) April 9, 2021
Irish PM Michael Martin tweeted:
Saddened to hear of the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Queen Elizabeth and the people of the United Kingdom at this time.
— Micheál Martin (@MichealMartinTD) April 9, 2021
Indian PM Narendra Modi:
My thoughts are with the British people and the Royal Family on the passing away of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He had a distinguished career in the military and was at the forefront of many community service initiatives. May his soul rest in peace.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 9, 2021
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin:
My deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to HM Queen Elizabeth II, HRH The Prince of Wales, the @RoyalFamily and the people of the United Kingdom on the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. May his memory be a blessing.
— Reuven Rivlin (@PresidentRuvi) April 9, 2021
EU President Ursula von der Leyen:
I am saddened to hear of the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip.
I would like to extend my sincere sympathy to Her Majesty The Queen, the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom on this very sad day.
— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) April 9, 2021
Australian PM Scott Morrison:
Statement on His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. pic.twitter.com/6kq6Lg7cLp
— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) April 9, 2021
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau:
It was with deep sadness that I learned of the passing of The Duke of Edinburgh today. A man of great purpose and conviction, who was motivated by a sense of duty to others, Prince Philip contributed so much to the social fabric of our country – and the world.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) April 9, 2021
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