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Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who died Friday at the age of 99 in Windsor Castle outside London, was the longest-running royal companion in British history.
He was married to the Queen for more than 70 years and together they had four children, eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
His death, reported by Buckingham Palace on Friday morning, caused this Numerous reactions In the UK and around the world.
Following the statement of the royal family, Dr. British Prime Minister Boris JohnsonHe was one of the first to speak, confirming that he had received the news.With great sadness“.
“He has inspired the lives of countless young people … He helped lead the royal family and the monarchy so that it remains an indisputably vital institution to bring balance and happiness to our lives,” he added from his official Downing Street residence.
The Prime Minister also remembered Prince Philip as one of the last survivors who fought in World War II.
“From this conflict he took on the ethics of service that he applied during the unprecedented changes in the post-war period,” he added.
For its part, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, He wrote on Twitter: “Today we mourn a loss A superman who devoted his life to public service and helping others. “
President United State, Joe BidenOn behalf of himself and his wife, he sent his “deepest condolences” to Queen Elizabeth II, praising Prince Philip’s public service.
“Over the course of 99 years of his life, he has seen our world change dramatically and repeatedly. From his service during World War II, to 73 years with the Queen and his whole life in the public eye, Prince Felipe has been happy to devote himself to the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth and his family.”
“The impact of decades of dedicated public service is evident in the laudable issues he raised as a promoter, the environmental efforts he championed, the members of the armed forces he supported, the youth he inspired, and much more.”
Prime Minister CanadaAnd Justin TrudeauHe said that the Duke of Edinburgh “has contributed a great deal to the social fabric of our country and the world.”
“Prince Philip was a man of great purpose and conviction, motivated by a sense of duty towards others. We will fondly remember him as one of the pillars of our Queen’s life.”
On Mexico, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador“I conclude my statement by sending my condolences to family and friends to the United Kingdom on the death of Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II of England, on behalf of the government and people of Mexico,” he said at a press conference.
President ColombiaAnd Evan DickHe wrote on Twitter: “With full solidarity, we send a message of our condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and all members of the British royal family on the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Colombia accompanies the British people on this sad day.”
And in a letter addressed to “Dear Aunt Lillipt” Kings SpainAnd Felipe and LetiziaThey said they were “deeply saddened by the news of the death.”
“We will never forget the occasions we were able to share with him, nor the legacy of service and dedication to the Crown and to the United Kingdom that he has always played by your side. Our thoughts and prayers are with Your Majesty and with all members of the family. With all our love and affection,” they wrote in a telegram.
Where Ireland, The president of that country, Michel MartinHe said he was “sad” from the news.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Queen Elizabeth and the people of the United Kingdom at this time.”
In continental Europe, the immediate reactions were numerous.
From his side the king Carl Gustaf from Sweden He said he and Queen Silvia were “very sad”.
“Prince Philip has been a great friend of our family for many years, and it’s a relationship that we greatly value. His service to his country will continue to inspire us all.”
While The Prime Minister of Malta, Robert Abela, He said, he is “really saddened by the loss of Prince Philip.”
He continued, “He made Malta his home and came back here often. Our people will always keep their memory.”
The King Philip of Belgium He conveyed the condolences of the Belgian royal family to the Queen in a special message.
In Australia, Scott Morrison, the prime minister of that country, mentioned Prince Philip as a man.Embodies a generation That we will never see again. “
“The Australians send our love and condolences to His Majesty and the entire royal family,” he said in a statement.
“The Commonwealth family He joins the pain And thanks for the loss and life of Prince Philip. “
In the neighbor New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern I ordered the flags of all government buildings and ships in the country to be moved to half-mast.
He said that after the Duke’s funeral, a national memorial service will be held in Wellington, the capital of the ocean country.
“Our thoughts are with Her Majesty the Queen at this very sad time. On behalf of the people and government of New Zealand, I would like to express my deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the entire royal family,” Arden said.
“Prince Philip will be fondly remembered for the encouragement he gave to many young New Zealanders through the Hillary of the Duke of Edinburgh … New Zealanders will also remember the tremendous support the Duke of Edinburgh gave to Her Majesty The Queen.”
President Israel, Reuven Rivlin, He expressed his condolences to the royal family through a post on social media.
“May your memory be a blessing.”
at the same time Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, They warmly praised the prince’s military work and community work.
“He had a distinguished career in the army and was at the forefront of many community service initiatives. May God have mercy on him,” Modi wrote in a tweet.
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