‘Extraordinary Life And Work’: Tributes Pour In As U.K.’s Prince Philip Dies Aged 99

‘Extraordinary Life And Work’: Tributes Pour In As U.K.’s Prince Philip Dies Aged 99

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Tributes are pouring in for Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who died Friday morning at Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace announced, weeks after being released from a two-week hospital stay for a heart procedure. 

KEY FACTS

- Speaking outside 10 Downing Street, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Prince Philip “earned the affection of generations here in the U.K., across the Commonwealth and around the world,” adding: “We give thanks as a nation and a kingdom for the extraordinary life and work” of the Duke.

- Royal Houses across Europe—including in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Belgium and the Netherlands—expressed their sympathies, with King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden describing the Duke as a “great friend.”  

- The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, paid tribute to Harry’s grandfather on their Archwell website, writing: “thank you for your service… you will be greatly missed.” 

- U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden joined leaders from around the world in expressing their condolences, saying that the Duke’s legacy would live on through his family and the many charitable endeavors he supported. 

- Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Prince Philip “embodied a generation that we will never see again” and ordered flags to be lowered in honor of the Duke, a gesture Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said New Zealand would also observe.

- Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, said his “thoughts are with the British people and the Royal Family” on the Duke’s passing, noting that “he had a distinguished career in the military and was at the forefront of many community service initiatives.”

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

The Royal Family’s website has been taken down temporarily while “appropriate changes” are made.