World Leaders lamented the loss of Prince Philip and sent a heartfelt message of condolence to Buckingham Palace.
Indian Prime Minister Narendera Modi while sending the condolences wrote, ” My thoughts are with the British people and the Royal Family on the passing away of HRH 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.”
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
Leaders from around the world expressed their deepest condolences and post messages on the Social networking site Twitter.
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— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) April 9, 2021
I express my deepest condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom on the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philip was the consummate public servant and will be much missed in Israel and across the world.
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) April 9, 2021
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
Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband and the longest-serving consort of any British monarch, has breathed his last at the age of 99.
A statement by Buckingham Palace said:
“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.
Further announcements will be made in due course.
The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”
Media reports said that the Duke of Edinburgh was in ill health before his death, having been admitted to hospital days after not feeling well in February.
His last public appearance was in July 2020 when he transferred his ceremonial role as colonel-in-chief of The Rifles to his daughter-in-law Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.