Prince Philip Tributes Flood In from Around the World

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has died aged 99—prompting an outpouring of mourning and condolences from all over the world.

A statement from Buckingham Palace reads: "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced 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."

Politicians, world leaders, celebrities and more are sharing messages of condolences following the sad news.

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh during the transfer of the Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles at Windsor Castle on July 22, 2020 in Windsor, England. The Duke of Edinburgh has been Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles since its formation in 2007. HRH served as Colonel-in-Chief of successive Regiments which now make up The Rifles since 1953. The Duchess of Cornwall was appointed Royal Colonel of 4th Battalion The Rifles in 2007. Samir Hussein/Getty/WireImage

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson paid tribute to the late royal with an impromptu speech outside Downing Street after the news broke on Friday afternoon.

Johnson praised Prince Philip's "steadfast support for Her Majesty the Queen... her strength and stay for more than 70 years."

He reflected on the Duke's life, career in the navy and dedication to his wife, Queen Elizabeth II.

"So we mourn today with Her Majesty the Queen, we offer our condolences to her and to all her family and we give thanks, as a nation and a Kingdom, for the extraordinary life and work of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh," Johnson said.

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon offered condolences too, tweeting: "So we mourn today with Her Majesty the Queen, we offer our condolences to her and to all her family and we give thanks, as a nation and a Kingdom, for the extraordinary life and work of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh."

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

Leader of the British Labour Party, Keir Starmer posted: "The United Kingdom has lost an extraordinary public servant in Prince Philip. Prince Philip dedicated his life to our country—from a distinguished career in the Royal Navy during the Second World War to his decades of service as the Duke of Edinburgh."

The United Kingdom has lost an extraordinary public servant in Prince Philip.
 
Prince Philip dedicated his life to our country - from a distinguished career in the Royal Navy during the Second World War to his decades of service as the Duke of Edinburgh.

— Keir Starmer (@Keir_Starmer) April 9, 2021

Scott Morrison, the Prime Minister of Australia, said in a statement: "For nearly 80 years, Prince Philip served his Crown, his country and the Commonwealth. His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh was, in the words of Her Majesty, her 'strength and stay.' He embodied a generation that we will never see again.

"Beginning as a naval cadet in 1939, he served in war and in peace. When Her Majesty ascended the throne, The Duke ended his military service and became her constant support."

Broadcaster Piers Morgan said Prince Philip was "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."

He added: "A very sad day for our country. Thank you, Sir."

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

First Minister of Northern Ireland, Arlene Foster, has paid tribute to Prince Philip, tweeting: "As First Minister of Northern Ireland and Democratic Unionist Party Leader, I offer my deepest sympathies to Her Majesty The Queen and to all members of the Royal Family at this sad time."

As First Minister of Northern Ireland and Democratic Unionist Party Leader, I offer my deepest sympathies to Her Majesty The Queen and to all members of the Royal Family at this sad time. pic.twitter.com/5k5bqRtPzq

— Arlene Foster #WeWillMeetAgain (@DUPleader) April 9, 2021

The Taoiseach of Ireland Micheál Martin added: "Saddened to hear of the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts and prayers are with Queen Elizabeth and the people of the United Kingdom at this time."

Saddened to hear of the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Queen Elizabeth and the people of the United Kingdom at this time.

— Micheál Martin (@MichealMartinTD) April 9, 2021

Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury has also issued a lengthy statement morning the death of Prince Philip.

I join with the rest of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in mourning the loss of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. https://t.co/nLYSBlmnHe pic.twitter.com/RajI33U3tr

— Archbishop of Canterbury (@JustinWelby) April 9, 2021

Other U.K. broadcasters sharing their condolences include ITV's Philip Schofield and Susannah Reid.

Good Morning Britain host Reid wrote: "Sad news about the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. Such a huge loss for the Queen and his family. His has been her constant, steadfast support."

Sad news about the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. Such a huge loss for the Queen and his family. His has been her constant, steadfast support.

— Susanna Reid (@susannareid100) April 9, 2021

This Morning's Schofield added: "Farewell to a remarkable man, terrifying to attempt to interview but great fun to be with."

King Carl Gustaf of Sweden offered condolences to the Queen, saying he and Queen Silvia are "deeply saddened to learn of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh."

"Prince Philip has been a great friend of our family for many years, a relation which we have deeply valued. His service to his country will remain an inspiration to us all." (via BBC.)

Latvian President Egils Levits said: "My deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family on the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh."

Former prime minister Tony Blair said: "Our whole nation will be united in sadness at the passing of Prince Philip.

"He will naturally be most recognized as a remarkable and steadfast support to the Queen over so many years. However, he should also be remembered and celebrated in his own right as a man of foresight, determination and courage.

"He was often way ahead of his time in the protection of the environment, in reconciliation between religious faiths and of course in the creation of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, which remains one of the most innovative and effective programs for the betterment of young people anywhere in the world.

"My condolences and prayers and those of my family are with Her Majesty the Queen and all the Royal Family."

The prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, described the Duke of Edinburgh as a "man of great purpose and conviction."

He tweeted: "It was with deep sadness that I learned of the passing of The Duke of Edinburgh today. A man of great purpose and conviction, who was motivated by a sense of duty to others, Prince Philip contributed so much to the social fabric of our country—and the world."

It was with deep sadness that I learned of the passing of The Duke of Edinburgh today. A man of great purpose and conviction, who was motivated by a sense of duty to others, Prince Philip contributed so much to the social fabric of our country - and the world.

— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) April 9, 2021

Irish president Michael D. Higgins expressed his "great sadness" at the royal's death.

"On behalf of the people of Ireland, I wish to convey my condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, her children, her extended family and the people of the United Kingdom," he said.

"For over 60 years, and as husband to Britain's longest-serving monarch, Prince Philip served the British people with an unfailing commitment and devotion to duty."

"For over sixty years, and as husband to Britain’s longest serving monarch, Prince Philip served the British people with an unfailing commitment and devotion to duty."

Statement from President Higgins on the death of Prince Philip: https://t.co/KpvzZQvQUr pic.twitter.com/seVHNMRD3N

— President of Ireland (@PresidentIRL) April 9, 2021

Prime minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte tweeted: "On behalf of the government I have sent my condolences to prime minister Boris Johnson on hearing the sad news of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip.

"Our thoughts and sympathy are with Britain's Royal Family and the British people at this time of mourning."

On behalf of the government I have sent my condolences to prime minister @BorisJohnson on hearing the sad news of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip. Our thoughts and sympathy are with Britain’s Royal Family and the British people at this time of mourning.

— Mark Rutte (@MinPres) April 9, 2021

House speaker Nancy Pelosi tweeted: "The US Congress extends condolences over the passing of Prince Philip, whose life was distinguished by an inspiring ethic of dedicated service.

"May it be a comfort to Her Majesty & the Royal family that so many mourn with and pray for them at this sad time."

The US Congress extends condolences over the passing of Prince Philip, whose life was distinguished by an inspiring ethic of dedicated service. May it be a comfort to Her Majesty & the Royal family that so many mourn with & pray for them at this sad time.

— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) April 9, 2021

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent his condolences to the Queen via a telegram.

"The name of His Royal Highness is associated with many important events in your country's recent history," Putin said per The Moscow Times.

"He rightfully enjoyed respect among the British and international prestige."

The Kremlin said Russia's president wished her majesty "courage and spiritual fortitude in the face of a heavy and irreparable loss."