‘Thoughts With Royal Family’: Modi, Biden on Prince Philip’s Death

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Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip passed away at the age of 99, the Royal Family announced on Friday, 9 April.

“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,” a statement from the Buckingham Palace said on Friday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined other leaders in mourning the demise of the Duke of Edinburgh.

"“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.”" - PM Modi

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also took to Twitter to express his heartfelt condolences to the Queen, the Royal family, and the people of Britain.

‘Prince Philip Inspired Countless Lives’: Boris Johnson

Meanwhile, mourning Prince Philip’s death, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a public speech, that he “inspired the lives of countless young people".

"“Prince Philip earned the affection of generations here in the United Kingdom, across the Commonwealth, and around the world.” " - UK PM Boris Johnson

Johnson also credited him with helping “steer the royal family, and the monarchy, so that it remains an institution indisputably vital to the balance and happiness of our national life.”

Meanwhile, the Archbishop of Canterbury, too, joined the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in mourning the loss of Prince Philip.

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‘Her Majesty’s Strength and Stay’: Tributes Pour in From Around the World

Mourning the Duke of Edinburgh’s demise, US President Joe Biden issued a statement saying, “The impact of his decades of devoted public service is evident in the worthy causes he lifted up as patron, in the environmental efforts he championed, in the members of the Armed Forces that he supported, in the young people he inspired, and so much more.”

“His legacy will live on not only through his family, but in all the charitable endeavors he shaped,” the statement from the White House said, adding that the President and the First Lady Jill Biden “are keeping the Queen and Prince Philip’s children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren” in their hearts during this time.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison put out a statement on Twitter saying:

"“Australians send our love and deepest condolences to her Majesty and all the Royal family. The Commonwealth family joins together in sorrow and Thanksgiving for the loss and life of Prince Philip. God bless from all here in America.”"

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Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, on her part, also took to Twitter to express her sadness and say:

"I send my personal and deepest condolences - and those of scotgov and the people of Scotland - to Her Majesty The Queen and her family."

President of the European Commission since 1 December 2019 Ursula von der Leyen also took to Twitter to extend her sympathy to the British Royal Family.

‘An Extraordinary Public Servant’: British Politicians Grieve the Prince Philip’s Death

Meanwhile, prominent British politicians also took to Twitter to express their condolences.

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