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Prince Philip death: the tributes to the late Duke of Edinburgh

Tributes arrived for Prince Philip death, both from the UK and from the world. The late Duke of Edinburgh died at the age of 99 on Friday, April 9.

Prince Philip death
Prince Philip death

Both from the Great Britain and from around the world tributes arrived for Prince Philip death. The Duke of Edinburgh died at the age of 99 on Friday, April 9. Boris Johnson defined Prince Philip as a loving husband, father and grandfather.

London mayor, Sadiq Khan said that the country mourns the loss of an extraordinary man. Former American President George Bush stated that the late Prince represented his country with dignity.

The tributes for Prince Philip death

Boris Johnson’s words

The Prime Minister, speaking from Downing Street, said: “We will remember the Duke of Edinburgh for his contribution to the nation and for his solid support to the Queen“. Johnson also added that English people thank the extraordinary figure and work of Prince Philip. Moreover, the Premier called the late Duke of Edinburgh “a loving husband, a father and a loving grandfather”.

Von der Leyen’s reaction

Ursula Von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission, sent her condolences through her Twitter account. She wrote: “I am saddened to learn of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip. I would like to extend my sincere condolences to Her Majesty the Queen, the royal family and the people of the United Kingdom on this sad day”.

Sadiq Khan’s tribute

London Mayor Sadiq Khan wrote a heartfelt message. He said: “Today we mourn the loss of an extraordinary man, who has dedicated his life to public service and to helping others“. He also added “As mayor of London, he will be forever grateful for His Royal Highness’s contribution to our the and the country.

The words of the Archbishop of Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury defined Prince Philip’s existence as an extraordinary life of devout service. He said that Prince Philip has demonstrated his unfailing support and loyalty to Her Majesty the Queen for 73 years. He constantly placed the interests of others before his own. By doing so, the late Duke of Edinburgh provided an exceptional example of Christian service.

Australian Prime Minister’s tribute

Scott Morrison said that Prince Philip has embodied a generation we will never see again. The late Duke of Edinburgh, for nearly 80 years, served the crown, his country and the Commonwealth. He also added: “His Royal Highness was, in the words of His Majesty, his ‘strength and support'”.

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