The world is in mourning after it was revealed Friday that Prince Philip had passed away at age 99.
The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson were among those sending their condolences to the Royal Family at this sad time.
— Archbishop of Canterbury (@JustinWelby) April 9, 2021
Johnson said in a speech outside 10 Downing Street: “We give thanks, as a nation and a kingdom, to the extraordinary life and work of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.”
British PM Johnson: "We give thanks, as a nation and a kingdom, to the extraordinary life and work of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh." pic.twitter.com/XKXxBGvglW
— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 9, 2021
Downing Street and Buckingham Palace lowered their flags to half-mast to pay tribute to the beloved royal.
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) April 9, 2021
BREAKING: The flags in Downing Street have just been lowered to half-mast following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. pic.twitter.com/xJY0Misl43
— Daniel Hewitt (@DanielHewittITV) April 9, 2021
— Westminster Abbey (@wabbey) April 9, 2021
The Royal Family Twitter account also changed its photo to Queen Elizabeth’s Coat of Arms to mark the sad occasion.
Royal website has gone black with statement on death of Prince Philip pic.twitter.com/496ADhqj1d
— Andrew Brown (@AndrewBrownAU) April 9, 2021
The traditional announcement of a royal death has been posted on the railings at Buckingham Palace. It will be taken down quickly though to avoid crowds gathering because of Covid-19. Picture by @ianvogler pic.twitter.com/lolO5wFuQH
— Richard Palmer (@RoyalReporter) April 9, 2021
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Prince Philip will be remembered as a decorated naval officer, a dedicated philanthropist, and a constant in the life of Queen Elizabeth II. The thoughts of all Canadians are with her and the entire Royal Family as they mourn this significant loss. https://t.co/fgw9jyTM20
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) April 9, 2021
Prince Philip’s 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, great-grandchildren, and the people of the United Kingdom in our hearts during this time.
— President Biden (@POTUS) April 9, 2021
President Biden on Prince Philip:
"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.” pic.twitter.com/jFHW8rhiAY
— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) April 9, 2021
Statement on His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. pic.twitter.com/6kq6Lg7cLp
— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) April 9, 2021
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
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
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
Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip. The Duke of Edinburgh, great-great-grandson of Russian Emperor Nicholas I, was admired and will be mourned by many Russians. May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/VgE4y0Dm5m
— Russian Embassy, UK (@RussianEmbassy) April 9, 2021
The nation and the entire Commonwealth owe Prince Philip an extraordinary debt of gratitude for a distinguished life of service to the Queen, our country and so many around the world (2/2)
— Theresa May (@theresa_may) April 9, 2021
Prince Philip was an incredible man, a dedicated public servant and a loyal and unwavering consort to Her Majesty The Queen.
My prayers are with Her Majesty and the entire Royal family at this time. pic.twitter.com/XLPFEr0j5r
— Shaun Bailey (@ShaunBaileyUK) April 9, 2021
My deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philip lived a life of duty and service representing the United Kingdom across the Commonwealth and around the world. He will be profoundly missed.
— Dominic Raab (@DominicRaab) April 9, 2021
On behalf of the Government and people of Tanzania, I convey the most profound condolences to Your Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Royal Family and the people of the UK for the demise of Prince Philip. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May his soul rest in eternal peace.Amen
— Samia Suluhu (@SuluhuSamia) April 9, 2021
Deeply saddened by the passing away of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. We wish to express our deepest condolences to Her Majesty The Queen, the British Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom. ⁰Philippe and Mathilde pic.twitter.com/Y7WKzNX6bK
— Belgian Royal Palace (@MonarchieBe) April 9, 2021
Losing a loved one, as so many families have this past year, is always heartbreaking. My thoughts are with Prince Philip’s family and all who loved him.
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) April 9, 2021
Heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty The Queen, her family and the people of Britain on the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) April 9, 2021
Most people alive today have only ever known one monarch and by extension one consort. I confess I’m one of those guilty of believing Prince Philip would always be there just as he always has been. What a legacy he leaves. I hope people choose to honour all he achieved.
— Victoria Arbiter (@victoriaarbiter) April 9, 2021
My condolences on the demise of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Britain has lost a wise elder who was imbued with a unique spirit of public service. His role in promoting Pakistan-UK relations will always be remembered.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) April 9, 2021
STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH ON PRINCE PHILIP,
THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH pic.twitter.com/4Ic0Wpz0m5
— Mike Emanuel 🇺🇸 (@MikeEmanuelFox) April 9, 2021
Bill Clinton said of Prince Philip’s death in a statement: “Hillary and I mourn the passing of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, and we join people from all around the world in giving thanks for his remarkable life of service. We enjoyed every opportunity we had to visit with him through the years, and will always be deeply grateful for the kindness he showed us.
“We send our thoughts and prayers to Her Majesty The Queen, her family, and all the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.”
The messages come after the Royal Family released a statement Friday which read: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The 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.”