Buckingham Palace declared the demise of Prince Philip at age 99.
Leaders from all over the world are sending condolences to the Royal Family. Royal household staff placed a notice at the palace’s front gates after Prince Philip death’s announcement at midday.
But they had to remove after an hour to avoid gatherings amid ongoing COVID pandemic restrictions.
Monarchs, PMs, and heads of states, past and present from Sweden to India and New Zealand, have been giving tributes.
The Duke escorted the Queen while hundreds of overseas visits.
He represented a generation that we would never see again, said Scott Morrison, the Australian PM.
The Duke had blood ties with many European royal households. Hence, many of their members have been sending condolences.
Tributes came in too from the commonwealth- 54 nations. Moreover, most roots in the British Empire and a home to 2.4 billion people out of these countries.
Numerous of those paying tributes hailed the Duke for his work in schemes to help young people. Also, for giving himself to numerous other public service causes.
Cherish the memories
From Spain came a telegram by King Felipe, and Queen Letizia was particularly moving. It said all our regards and affection to Aunt Lilibet and Dear Uncle Philip. Lilibet is the loving name used by the Duke for his wife.
King Carl Gustaf responded the Duke had been a noble friend of our family for a long time. It is a relationship that they deeply value.
Swedish royal family spokesperson Margreta Thorgren said the King and the Duke had sailed together in England. She further added that was the origin of a great friendship between the two.
The royal family said they remembered prince Philip with great respect. Also, the Duke dedicated his long life to the British people’s service and too many duties and responsibilities. His lively personality made an unforgettable impression.
Pm Scott Morrison said that Duke had been a constant support to the Queen. Also, had led as a friend over dozen of organizations in Australia.
Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard said the Duke had been a man of duty. But also, he had a sense of fun.
Former President George W Bush praised the Duke’s pride. Adding prince Philip had a long and striking life and had given himself to worthy events and others.