Celebrities around the world are paying tribute to Prince Philip Friday as it was announced he’d passed away at age 99.
Matt Smith, Piers Morgan, Sir Richard Branson, and Lord Alan Sugar were among the stars sharing their condolences after the Royal Family released a statement confirming the sad news.
Smith, who played Philip in the first two series of “The Crown”, told ET Canada in a statement: “I’d like to offer my condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family.
“Prince Philip was the man. And he knew it. 99 and out, but what an inning. And what style.
“Thank you for your service old chap – it won’t be the same without you.”
RIP Prince Philip, 99.
A truly great Briton who dedicated his life to selfless public duty & was an absolute rock of devoted support to Her Majesty, The Queen, as the longest-serving royal consort to any British sovereign.
A very sad day for our country. Thank you, Sir. pic.twitter.com/ICO7wY9HXz
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 9, 2021
Rest in peace Prince Philip. A lifetime of public service. My thoughts are with the Queen and all of the Royal Family
— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) April 9, 2021
Very sad to hear that the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip has passed away. My thoughts are with HRH & the Royal family. R.I.P
— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) April 9, 2021
See more reaction below.
What a life.
My deepest condolences to the Queen and the rest of the royal family. https://t.co/9ZbNZ2eLhO
— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) April 9, 2021
The Queen once said of Prince Philip, "He has, quite simply, been my strength and my stay all these years." How she must be reeling at his loss.
— Suzannah Lipscomb 💙 (@sixteenthCgirl) April 9, 2021
HRH Prince Phillip has died . #RIP
— Eamonn Holmes (@EamonnHolmes) April 9, 2021
❤️ RIP your Highness x https://t.co/aGr4hgFrzr
— Roman Kemp (@romankemp) April 9, 2021
I went for a private lunch with The Queen at Buckingham Palace quite a few years ago. They were both in their 80s and Prince Philip and she were flirting with each other madly and laughing. Theirs was a love and a marriage of more than 73 years. Deepest condolences Ma'am ❤️ https://t.co/lwNeJ5PMsg
— Carol Vorderman 💙 (@carolvorders) April 9, 2021
Anybody else wondering what DMX and His Royal Highness Prince Phillip are chatting about together at the pearly gates? My love to both their families. May they both Rest In Peace.
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) April 9, 2021
.If I know anything about the Duke of Edinburgh I'm fairly sure he wouldn't want an actor who portrayed him on TV giving their opinion on his life, so I'll leave it to Shakespeare.
"O good old man! how well in thee appears
The constant service of the antique world…"
— Tobias Menzies (@TobiasMenzies) April 9, 2021
I will never forget my lunch at the Palace when the Duke taught me how to prepare a mango! I put this into ‘Theft Of The Royal Ruby.’ When POIROT was asked where he had learned this POIROT replied ‘A Duke taught me! He called me ‘The Mango man!’
— David_Suchet (@David_Suchet) April 9, 2021
Creators of royal drama “The Crown” said in a statement, according to the Daily Mail: “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 Royal Family at this sad time.”
The messages come after the Royal Family released a statement: “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.”