Monday, 12 April 2021

Condolences from North America & Caribbean Heads of State/Government Following the Death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (2021)

Antigua and Barbuda

  • Acting Head of State - Governor-General Rodney Williams
    • "On behalf of the nation of Antigua and Barbuda, Lady Williams and I express our grief at the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh and extend our utmost condolences to Her Majesty the Queen, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and the other Members of the Royal Family. His Royal Highness dedicated himself to the service of the Commonwealth and his sense of duty and commitment has been an inspiration to many. We commend the life and work of His Royal Highness and his long and distinguished support of charitable causes throughout the world."
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Gaston Browne

Bahamas

  • Acting Head of State - Governor-General Cornelius A. Smith
    • “It is with deep sadness that I inform Bahamians and residents in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas of the passing of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 9 April 2021.”
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Hubert Minnis
    • "It is with deep sadness and sorrow that we have learnt today of the passing of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Very fond memories of Prince Philip’s visits to The Bahamas in 1966, ‘75, ‘77 and ‘94 are warmly held by the people of The Bahamas. His work in empowering young people throughout the Commonwealth and globally, are especially cherished, for which he will be fondly remembered."

Barbados

  • Acting Head of State - Governor-General Sandra Mason
  • Head of Government -  Prime Minister Mia Mottley
    • "I learnt with great sadness of the death of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. His support to Her Majesty the Queen as her consort as her husband, his service to the UK and his many charities are legendary. Indeed we remember him fondly in Barbados particularly with respect to his visits for the promotion of The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme which has had an enormous impact on our young people here and of course on young people all through the Commonwealth. We thank him for his service. On behalf of the Government and people of Barbados, I extend heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and to members of the Royal Family. May his soul rest in peace."

Belize

  • Acting Head of State - Governor-General Colville Young
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Juan Briceño

Canada

  • Acting Head of State - Chief Justice Richard Wagner
    • "Throughout his long life, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh devoted himself to the people of the Commonwealth and of Canada. He stood by Her Majesty The Queen for more than six decades, a constant and reassuring presence. He valued community, duty and service. He believed in wildlife conservation, volunteerism and supporting young people. A tireless world traveller, he showed that Canada held a special place in his heart by visiting this country more than any other. The Duke of Edinburgh leaves a legacy that has touched so many, especially the hundreds of thousands of young participants in the Duke of Edinburgh Awards program. This program, which he established in Canada more than 50 years ago, has celebrated and encouraged service and excellence among young people across the country and around the world. His Royal Highness understood we must offer the next generations opportunities to succeed, and he believed in the power of youth to change the world for the better. As a sign of our enduring respect, His Royal Highness was made the very first Extraordinary Companion of the Order of Canada in 2013, a fitting tribute for an extraordinary man. He was also invested as Commander of the Order of Military Merit, an honour that speaks directly to his own military past and his commitment to our women and men in uniform. His Royal Highness devoted his life to his family and to fulfilling his unique role in our constitutional monarchy. Whether speaking with young Canadians about their hopes and dreams, presenting colours and meeting troops at military bases and events, or representing the Crown at state occasions, Prince Philip constantly showed his commitment to Canada. He was a great friend of this country and he will be dearly missed. On behalf of all Canadians, I offer my deepest condolences to the members of the Royal Family."
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
    • “It was with deep sadness that I learned of the passing of The Duke of Edinburgh. A man of great service to others – first as a decorated naval officer and later as a dedicated leader in the areas of community engagement and philanthropy – the Duke always sought out the best in people and challenged them to strive for greater heights. Prince Philip maintained a special relationship with the Canadian Armed Forces and over the years became Colonel‑in‑Chief of six Canadian units. In 2011, he was named honorary general of the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force, as well as honorary admiral of the Royal Canadian Navy. The global program that bears his title – the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – has helped empower millions of young people from all backgrounds to realize their greatest potential, and is but one example of his contributions to the social fabric of this country and the world. He was also the patron of more than forty organizations in Canada, including the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute and the Outward Bound Trust. During his last visit to Canada in April 2013, the Duke was named the first-ever Extraordinary Companion of the Order of Canada by the Governor General of Canada. Prince Philip was a man of great purpose and conviction, who was motivated by a sense of duty to others. He will be fondly remembered as a constant in the life of our Queen – a lifelong companion who was always at her side offering unfailing support as she carried out her duties. A family has lost a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. The thoughts of Canadians are with Queen Elizabeth II and the members of the Royal Family as they mourn such a significant loss.”

Costa Rica

  • Head of State & Government - President Carlos Alvarado Quesada

Cuba

  • Head of State - President Miguel Díaz-Canel
    • "On behalf of the Cuban Government and people, I convey condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Her Royal Highness, Prince Charles  on the passing of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh."
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz

Dominica

  • Head of State - President Charles Savarin
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit

Dominican Republic

  • Head of State & Government - President Luis Abinader
    • "My condolences to Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family on the passing of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Our country joins in their pain and we raise our prayers for their strength in this sad moment."

El Salvador

  • Head of State & Government - President Nayib Bukele

Grenada

  • Acting Head of State - Governor-General Cécile La Grenade
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Keith Mitchell

Guatemala

  • Head of State & Government - President Alejandro Giammattei
    • "I extend my condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the entire British Royal Family on the passing of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Our solidarity with the British people at this difficult time."

Haiti

  • Head of State - President Jovenel Moïse
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe

Honduras

  • Head of State & Government - President Juan Orlando Hernández

Jamaica

  • Acting Head of State - Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen
    • The Royal Family has lost a husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, whose dedication to the Crown, his country, and the Commonwealth spans nearly eight decades. Prince Philip’s legacy will certainly live on in institutions such as the Duke of Edinburgh Awards and other programmes he instituted for the benefit of young people across the Commonwealth. As the world mourns this significant loss, let us reflect and give thanks for His Royal Highness’ life of devotion to service. The thoughts and prayers of the Jamaican people are with Her Majesty The Queen and the members of the Royal Family as they mourn this significant loss," 
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Andrew Holness
    • "We are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. ​Prince Phillip was indeed a friend to Jamaica who supported local efforts aimed at development, especially in education and had great admiration for our sporting prowess. Prince Phillip will be remembered for his keen interest in scientific and technological research and his commitment to the protection of the environment.  His was a life of service, dedication and loyalty.  May his soul rest in peace."

Mexico

  • Head of State & Government - President Andrés Manuel López Obrador
    • "I send my condolences to his family and friends in the United Kingdom after the death of Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II of England."

Nicaragua

  • Head of State & Government - President Daniel Ortega

Panama

  • Head of State & Government - President Laurentino Cortizo
    • "To Her Majesty Elizabeth II and the British people, our solidarity. Prince Philip always lived up to the greatness of his nation. Rest in peace."

Saint Kitts and Nevis

  • Acting Head of State - Governor-General Tapley Seaton
    • "His Excellency The Governor-General Sir S.W. Tapley Seaton has conveyed our deep condolences to Her Majesty The Queen on the sad passing of His Royal Highness. Prince Phillip accompanied The Queen on her Royal Visits to Saint Kitts and Nevis in 1966 and 1985 and, as the Personal Representative of Her Majesty on the occasion of our 10th Anniversary of Independence in September 1993. Prince Phillip will also be remembered for the Duke of Edinburgh Youth Awards Scheme as several of our young people were inspired to undertake several character-building pursuits.”
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Timothy Harris
    • Sending condolences and heartfelt sympathies on behalf of the Government and people of St Kitts and Nevis to Her Majesty The Queen on the sad death of Prince Philip. His passing will no doubt be deeply felt across the Royal Family and the nation.

Saint Lucia

  • Acting Head of State - Governor-General Neville Cenac
    • "The Government of Saint Lucia extends condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh."
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Allen Chastanet 
    • "On behalf of the Government and People of Saint Lucia, Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet extended condolences to the entire Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom."

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

  • Acting Head of State - Governor General Susan Dougan
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves

Trinidad and Tobago

  • Head of State - President Paula-Mae Weekes
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Keith Rowley
    • “We remember him very fondly as the person who drove the Duke of Edinburgh Awards which helped to build character in generations of young people. That was the closest we’ve been to him and his presentation in the Commonwealth was always along the lines of youth development and the environment. So we do have that memory and do feel saddened by his loss. Thousands of people here who are now adults in Trinidad and Tobago, who during their formative years, knew of Prince Philip and the role he was playing and many in fact got to meet him because he did travel quite a bit around the Commonwealth advancing this programme which was so useful. Meeting him was a memory many people world cherish including my wife who, probably didn’t meet him, but took part in the programme, and even today she talks about the days of taking part in the awards programme - Duke of Edinburgh awards.”

United States of America 

  • Head of State & Government - President Joe Biden 
    • On behalf of all the people of the United States, we send our deepest condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the entire Royal Family, and all the people of the United Kingdom on the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. Over the course of his 99-year life, he saw our world change dramatically and repeatedly. From his service during World War II, to his 73 years alongside the Queen, and his entire life in the public eye — Prince Philip gladly dedicated himself to the people of the UK, the Commonwealth, and to his family. 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. Jill and I are keeping the Queen and Prince Philip’s children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in our hearts during this time.

Sunday, 11 April 2021

Prince Philip's Funeral Guest List (2021)

Guests (30 Total)

  • Wife
    • Queen Elizabeth
  • Children
    • Prince Charles & Duchess Camilla
    • Prince Andrew
    • Prince Edward & Countess Sophie
    • Princess Anne & Sir Tim Laurence
  • Grand Children
    • Prince William & Duchess Kate
    • Prince Harry 
    • Princess Beatrice & Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
    • Princess Eugenie & Jack Brooksbank
    • Lady Louise
    • Viscount James
    • Peter Philips
    • Zara Tindall & Mike Tindall
  • Nephew/Niece
    • Earl of Snowdon
    • Lady Sarah Chatto & Daniel Chatto
  • Queen's Cousins (Kents are also first cousin once removed of Philip)
    • Duke of Gloucester
    • Duke of Kent 
    • Princess Alexandra
  • Extended Family from Philip's side
    • The Hereditary Prince of Baden 
      • Great-nephew of Philip. Grandson of Philip's sister Princess Theodora
    • The Landgrave of Hesse
      • Distant Cousin
    • The Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
      • Great-Nephew of Philip. Grandson of Philip's sister Princess Margarita 
    • The Countess Mountbatten of Burma
      • Philip's 1st cousin-once removed-in-law. She is the wife of Philip's uncle (Earl Mountbatten)'s grandson. Also, just a close friend of the family. 
** Not counted as part of the 30 **
Clergy 
  • David Conner (Dean of Windsor)
    • Conduct the Funeral Service
  • Justin Welby (Archbishop of Canterbury)
    •  Pronounce the Blessing
Choir
  • 4 people

Prince Philip Funeral - Saturday 17 April 2021

Date: Saturday, April 17th, 2021

Location: St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle

Type of Funeral: Ceremonial Royal Funeral (same as the Queen Mother)

Schedule:

Prior to Funeral 

  • Prince Philip's coffin, covered with his Personal Standard and dressed with a wreath of flowers, will lay in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle.

11 AM

  • Prince Philip's coffin will be moved from the Royal Chapel to the inner hall
    • Bearer Party will be made up of The Queen’s Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards.  With them will be the Dean of Windsor & Lord Chamberlain.
2:40 PM 
  • Prince Philip's coffin arrives at the State Entrance. All those in the Procession and in the Quadrangle will pay compliments. 

2:45 PM 

  • Ceremonial Procession Begins with various military regiments participating. 
    • The coffin will lay carried in a custom-built Land Rover - which Philip helped to design. 
  • Members of the Royal Family and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Household will walk behind the coffin from the Quadrangle, down Chapel Hill and into Horseshoe Cloister. 
  • Minute Guns will be fired by The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery from the East Lawn at Windsor Castle for the duration of the Procession.  The Curfew Tower Bell will toll.



2:53 PM 
  • The procession ends at the West Steps of St. George’s Chapel where there will be a Guard of Honor.

3:00 PM 

  • National Minute’s Silence.
  • Prince Philips Coffin is carried in by a Bearer Party made up of Royal Marines. Prince Philip's Naval Cap and Sword will be placed on the coffin.
  • Funeral Begins. 
End of service
  • Prince Philip will be interred in the Royal Vault in St George’s Chapel.

Prince Philip's Funeral Procession Participants


  • Private Chapel to State Entrance

    • Royal Marines (Bearer Party)
    • Bishop David Conner (Dean of Windsor)
    • Lord Parker (Lord Chamberlain)
  • In Quadrangle
    • Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle
    • Representatives from Philips former Honorary Military Appointments, Household Cavalry and The Foot Guards.
  • Quadrangle to West Steps
    • Band of the Grenadier Guards
    • Major General’s Party
    • Service Chiefs
    • Pall Bearers drawn from His Royal Highness’s Special Relationships – the Royal Marines, Regiments, Corps and Air Stations
    • Royal Family

    • Prince CharlesPrincess Anne
      Prince EdwardPrince Andrew
      Prince HarryPeter PhilipsPrince William
      Sir Tim Laurence Earl of Snowdon


    • Staff from Prince Philip's household
  • Lining Procession Route
    •  State Entrance - Royal Navy
    •  Engine Court - Royal Marines
    •  Chapel Hill - The Highlanders
    •  Parade Ground - 4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland 
    •  Horseshoe Cloister - and the Royal Air Force
  • Horseshoe Cloister/ West Steps
    • A Guard of Honour and Band from The Rifles
    • Commonwealth Defence Advisers from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Trinidad and Tobago
    • Dismounted Detachment of the Household Cavalry
    •  Royal Navy Piping Party of 1 Chief Petty Officer and 5 Ratings
    • Dean of Windsor and Archbishop of Canterbury

Saturday, 10 April 2021

Condolences from European Heads of State/Government Following the Death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (2021)

Albania

  • Head of State - President Ilir Meta
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Edi Rama

Andorra

  • Head of State - Co-Prince Joan Enric Vives i Sicília
  • Head of State - Co-Prince Emmanuel Macron
    • See France
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Xavier Espot Zamora

Armenia

  • Head of State - President Armen Sarksyan
    • "I'm deeply saddened to learn about the passing of His Royal Highness the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. On this sad occasion, I'd like to express my deepest condolences to all members of the Royal Family, the Gov and the people of the UK. May my prayers ease the pain of the loss."
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan
    • "Profoundly saddened for the loss of His Royal Highness the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. May the Lord bless and give strength to his family to sail this sorrow. May his memory be eternal."

Austria

  • Head of State - President Alexander Van der Bellen
    • "Your Majesty! It was with great sorrow that I have learnt about the passing of His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh, on April 9th, 20201. Prince Philip will always be remembered for his remarkable life of service to the crown and the British people throughout his long and distinguished life. I remain deeply impressed by his active role in over 780 charities and organizations, especially his engagements as the former president of the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) from 1981-1996. Though his passionate commitment and tireless efforts for the protection of nature and the environment, he also left a legacy in Austria by supporting the creation of Austrian National Parks. Many Austrians will also remember his repeated visits tot Austria, especially the Royal Visit of May 1969, and will hold him in high esteem for his life of service and generosity. Please accept the expression of my heartfelt condolences and my sincere sympathy to Your Majesty, the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom at this time of grief. May all who knew him be comforted by the warm memories of his personality and his worthy achievements." 
  • Head of Government - Chancellor Sebastian Kurz
    • "I extend my sincere condolences to Her Majesty The Queen, the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom after the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh."

Belarus

  • Head of State - President Alexander Lukashenko
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko

Belgium

  • Head of State - King Philippe
    • "Deeply saddened by the passing away of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. We wish to express our deepest condolences to Her Majesty The Queen, the British Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom."
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Alexander De Croo

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Head of State - Chairman Milorad Dodik 
  • Head of Government - Chairman Zoran Tegeltija

Bulgaria

  • Head of State - President Rumen Radev
    • "The Duke of Edinburgh will be remembered as a highly respected and active public figure in Great Britain, the British Commonwealth and the entire world."
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Boyko Borisov

Croatia

  • Head of State - President Zoran Milanović
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Andrej Plenković
    • "On behalf of the Croatian Government, I express my most heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and the British people on the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philip will be remembered for his lifetime of service to the United Kingdom."

Cyprus

  • Head of State & Government - President Nicos Anastasiades
    • "It is with great sadness that I received the news of the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, a close friend of Cyprus. My deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to Her Majesty The Queen, the Royal Family and the people of the UK for their loss."

Czechia

  • Head of State - President Miloš Zeman
    • "Your Majesty, with deep sorrow I learned of the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. We recently commemorated 25 years since your visit to Prague, when I had the opportunity to meet you and your husband, Prince Philip, in person. It was an extraordinary honor for me then. I have always considered Prince Philip a unique personality who, with his charm, nobility and intellect, represented Great Britain in the best sense of the word. His whole life is, in a way, an incredible chronicle of modern history not only of Great Britain, but of the whole of Europe. I am convinced that his exceptional legacy will continue to live in our hearts. Your Majesty, allow me, on my own behalf and on behalf of the citizens of the Czech Republic, to express my sincere condolences to you, the family and the British citizens."
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Andrej Babiš

Denmark

  • Head of State - Queen Margrethe II
    • "Her Majesty The Queen has today sent personal condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in connection with the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh."
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen

Estonia

  • Head of State - President Kersti Kaljulaid
    • "Prince Philip was a legend for generations around the world. My condolences to the Royal Family and to the British people."
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Kaja Kallas

Finland

  • Head of State - President Sauli Niinistö
    • "President Niinistö has extended his deepest condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family on the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh."
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Sanna Marin

France

  • Head of State - President Emmanuel Macron
    • "I wish to express my sincere condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, The Royal Family and the British people upon the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip who lived an exemplary life defined by bravery, a sense of duty and commitment to the youth and the environment."
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Jean Castex

Germany

  • Head of State - President Frank-Walter Steinmeier
    • "Your Majesty, it was with profound sadness tthat I learned of the death of your husband. Allow me to extend to you, to the Royal Family and to your people my sincere condolences and those of my fellow Germans. Prince Philip was popular and greatly valued in Germany. Prince Philip was a pillar of support to you, your family and the British people, both in difficult and in good times. With his demeanour, charm and wit, he won the respect and love of the people of your kingdom. It was a privilege and a great pleasure for me to witness his sharp sense of humor during our encounters in London and Berlin. We Germans mourn a winning personality who made a major contributtion to reconciliation between our nattions after the horrors of the secound World war. As a member of the Royal Navy, Prince Philip fought for the liberattion of Europe from National Socalist terror. We will not forget his commitment to democracy and freedom. My thoughts are with you and your family." 
  • Head of Government - Chancellor Angela Merkel
    • "The death of Prince Philip fills me with great sorrow. His friendship to Germany, his straightforwardness and his sense of duty will not be forgotten. All our thoughts are with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family."

Greece

  • Head of State - President Katerina Sakellaropoulou
    • "The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, who was born in Corfu, served his country with devotion for many decades. I extend my warm condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the members of the Royal Family and the British people."
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis
    • “His Royal Highness gave dedicated service to the Crown, the United Kingdom, and the Commonwealth over many decades. His contribution to public life, to the charities he served, and his work with young people, will be great missed. On behalf of the people of Greece, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family on the sad news of the passing of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh"

Hungary

  • Head of State - President János Áder
    • "Your Majesty! It was with great sadness that I learned that His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh had died in the centenary of his life. Allow me to express to Your Majesty the sincere condolences of the Hungarian people. In these painful hours we wholeheartedly share the grief of the royal family and their entire country. In the person of Prince Philip, we lost a great friend of our country, who did a lot to deepen the Hungarian-British relations as a public figure and sportsman. We respectfully preserve his memory."
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Viktor Orbán

Iceland

  • Head of State - President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson
    • My wife Eliza and I send our sincere condolences to Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II, the Royal Family and UK and Commonwealth citizens. The people of Iceland have fond memories of HRH Prince Philip's visits to this country.
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir

Ireland

  • Head of State - President Michael D. Higgins
    • "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. 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. In the course of his long service he frequently brought an air of informality to otherwise formal occasions. His distinctive presence and unique sense of humour put participants at ease and always engaged those who encountered him. Prince Philip was a steadfast support to Queen Elizabeth II. He accompanied the Queen on her many visits to Northern Ireland and also on her historic State Visit to Ireland in 2011. I recall with a special appreciation how welcome he made Sabina and I feel in 2014, when I was making the first State Visit by an Irish Head of State to the United Kingdom in 2014. My hope is that these visits in 2011 and 2014, which he shared, will continue to be symbols of what we share as neighbours in friendship, peace and a sustainable future. Prince Philip an active supporter of many charities and worthwhile causes, was far-seeing in being an early advocate for protecting the environment. Likewise the Duke of Edinburgh Awards provided for many generations of young people and those of diverse backgrounds a very effective focus for citizen engagement. I was very pleased when his scheme, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, and our own Gaisce, the President’s Award, were able to co-operate in the sharing and recognition of awards in Northern Ireland and elsewhere. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis [At right-hand-side of-god may be his soul faithful]."
  • Head of Government - Taoiseach Micheál Martin
    • 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.

Italy

  • Head of State - President Sergio Mattarella
    • “On behalf of the Italian Republic, I would like to offer my most sincere condolences to Your Majesty, the Royal Family and all the citizens of the United Kingdom on hearing the news of the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Many people worldwide remember his exemplary commitment to the Crown and the United Kingdom and his open-minded and innovative approach to the development of his country for over seventy years. When visiting Italy, Prince Philip always showed sincere friendship towards the Italian people, who gratefully remember his deep appreciation for the artistic and cultural heritage of the Belpaese. Your Majesty, please accept my deepest sympathy and the assurances of my highest consideration.”
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Mario Draghi

Kazakhstan

  • Head of State - President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev
    • "On behalf of the people of Kazakhstan and on my own behalf, I offer our deepest condolences, words of support and sympathy to Your Majesty and all Britons. For more than 70 years and especially since Your Majesty’s enthronement, the Duke of Edinburgh was your constant support and source of strength. A respected World War II hero, His Royal Highness was an outstanding personality who dedicated his whole life to serving the United Kingdom and the Crown, helping people in need and contributing to the welfare of the British nation, the Commonwealth and beyond. At this difficult time, our prayers and thoughts go to Your Majesty, the British Royal Family, as well as all those who have had the privilege of knowing and collaborating with Prince Philip. He will always be remembered as a symbol of dignity, integrity, courage and passion for his nation,” the President noted in his message."
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Asqar Mamin

Latvia

  • Head of State - President Egils Levits
    • "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."
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš
    • "It is with great sorrow that we send our deepest condolences to Her Majesty The Queen, the whole Royal Family and all the people of the United Kingdom on the death of HRH Prince Philip."

Liechtenstein

  • Acting Head of State - Hereditary Prince Alois
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Daniel Risch
Lithuania
  • Head of State - President Gitanas Nausėda
    • "It is with great sadness that I learned about the passing of Prince Philip. May his soul rest in peace. I extend my deepest condolences to Queen Elizabeth II. In this hour of immense loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you & the people of Britain."
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė
    • "I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of HRH Prince Philip. My sincere condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and the whole Royal Family."

Luxembourg

  • Head of State - Grand Duke Henri
    • "The Grand Duchess and I are deeply saddened to learn of the passing away of Your dear husband, Prince Philip. The Duke of Edinburgh’s longstanding service for Your country is unparalleled, starting in the Royal Navy, where Prince Philip excelled in several battles during Second World War. He brought the same discipline and intelligence to his activities as Prince Consort and will be fondly and respectfully remembered for his strong support and dedication to Your Majesty, Your family and the United Kingdom. Personally, we hold many great memories of our meetings over the past decades. Not only his earnest commitment to social and environmental causes, but also his wit and humour impressed us deeply. The friendship that Your Majesty and His Royal Highness shared with my late parents still holds a special meaning for my family. Together with the people of Luxembourg, we send Your Majesty, Your family and the people of the United Kingdom our sincere condolences and deepest sympathies."
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Xavier Bettel

Malta

  • Head of State - President George Vella
    • "I learned with deep sorrow about the demise of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. On behalf of the People of #Malta, I convey my deepest sympathy & heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the members of the Royal Family & the People of UK."
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Robert Abela
    • "Truly saddened by the loss of Prince Philip, who made Malta his home and returned here so often. Our people will always treasure his memory. Our sincerest condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and to the Royal Family."

Moldova

  • Head of State - President Maia Sandu
    • "I learned with great sadness about the passing of HRH Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. May he rest in peace. My thoughts are with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in this moment of loss and sorrow. Deepest condolences to the Royal Family and the British people."
  • Head of Government - Acting Prime Minister Aureliu Ciocoi
    • "The members of the Government of Moldova join me in expressing deep sadness at the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip. Our most profound condolences to Her Majesty the Queen, the Members of the Royal family and the British people."

Monaco

  • Head of State - Prince Albert
    • "Your Majesty, I awas very sorry to learn this morning of the passing away of your deloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Allow me to express to you, the members of the Royal Family, and the British People, my most sincere condolences and my deep sympathy for your loss at this time of great sorrow. My family joins me in sending you ouru heartfelt thoughts and prayers." 
  • Head of Government - Minister of State Pierre Dartout

Montenegro

  • Head of State - President Milo Đukanović
    • "The President of Montenegro, Milo Đukanović, sent, on behalf of the citizens of Montenegro and on his own behalf, a telegram with expressions of condolences to the British Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh."
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapić

Netherlands

  • Head of State - King Willem-Alexander 
    • “It is with great respect that we remember His Royal Highness Prince Philip. Throughout his long life, he committed himself with dedication to the British people and to his many duties and responsibilities. His lively personality never ceased to leave an unforgettable impression. Our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy goes out to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and all the members of the Royal Family.”
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Mark Rutte
    • "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."

North Macedonia

  • Head of State - President Stevo Pendarovski
    • "On the occasion of the passing away of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on behalf of the Macedonian citizens and on my personal behalf, I would like to express sincere condolences to Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth and to the British people."
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Zoran Zaev
    • "On behalf of the citizens and the Government of North Macedonia I would like to convey heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty The Queen Elisabeth II, her family and the people of UK on the passing of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh."

Norway

  • Head of State - King Harald
    • “Our thoughts are with Queen Elizabeth and the rest of her family. We also send our condolences to the British people"
  • Head of Government -  Prime Minister Erna Solberg

Poland

  • Head of State - President Andrzej Duda
    • "It is with great sadness that I received the news of the death of Prince Philip. On my own behalf and on behalf of the Polish nation I would like to offer Her Majesty my sincerest condolences and sympathy.”
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki

Portugal

  • Head of State - President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister António Costa

Romania

  • Head of State - President Klaus Iohannis
    • I learned with great sadness about the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. RO stands with the Royal Family & the British people in this time of sorrow, expressing our condolences & full confidence that history will honour the contribution of H.R.H.
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Florin Cîțu

San Marino

  • Head of State & Government - Captain Regent Gian Carlo Venturini 
  • Head of State & Government - Captain Regent Marco Nicolini

Serbia

  • Head of State - President Aleksandar Vučić
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Ana Brnabić

Slovakia

  • Head of State - President Zuzana Čaputová
    • My condolences to Queen Elizabeth II. and the British royal family. Prince Phillip will be remembered as a man of commitment and public service. His Duke of Edinburgh Awards inspired millions of young people, including many young Slovaks, to great achievements.
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Eduard Heger

Slovenia

  • Head of State - President Borut Pahor
    • On behalf of the Republic of Slovenia, I address Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the citizens of the United Kingdom to offer my sincere condolences and sympathy on the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Janez Janša
    • I express my deepest condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom on the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh.

Spain

  • Head of State - King Felipe VI
    • Dear Aunt Lilibet, We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our dear Uncle Philip. At this painful time, we would like to convey to you our deepest condolences on behalf of the Spanish Government and the people and all our closeness and support. We will never forget the occasions we were able to share with him and the legacy of service and dedication to the Crown and the United Kingdom that he always carried out at your side. Our thoughts and prayers are with Your Majesty and the whole family. 
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez
    • “I send my condolences and those of the Government to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, to the entire Royal Family and to the British Government,”

Sweden

  • Head of State - King Carl XVI Gustaf
    • The Queen and I were 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. We offer our sincere condolences to Her Majesty The Queen, The Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom.
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Stefan Löfven

Switzerland

  • Head of State - President Guy Parmelin
    • It was with sadness that I learned of the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. For many years, the British people valued his reassuring presence and ready sense of humour. My thoughts and those of the Swiss people are with Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, and her family.

Turkey

  • Head of State & Government - President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
    • Upon the passing of The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, spouse of Queen Elizabeth II, I convey my deepest condolences on behalf of my country and the Turkish nation. I share the sorrow of the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom.

Ukraine

  • Head of State - President Volodymyr Zelensky
    • "Deep condolences to The Royal Family. Irreparable loss for the British people. Ukraine grieves together with Great Britain. Prince Philip lived a great life to serve his people and to be an example for the future generations."
  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal

United Kingdom (UK)

  • Head of Government - Prime Minister Boris Johnson
    • "It was with great sadness that a short time ago I received word from Buckingham Palace that His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has passed away at the age of 99. Prince Philip earned the affection of generations here in the United Kingdom, across the Commonwealth and around the world. He was the longest serving consort in history, one of the last surviving people in this country to have served in the second world war at Cape Matapan, where he was mentioned in despatches for bravery and in the invasion of Sicily, where he saved his ship by his quick thinking and from that conflict he took an ethic of service that he applied throughout the unprecedented changes of the post war era. Like the expert carriage driver that he was he helped to steer the royal family and the monarchy so that it remains an institution indisputably vital to the balance and happiness of our national life. He was an environmentalist, and a champion of the natural world long before it was fashionable. With his Duke of Edinburgh awards scheme he shaped and inspired the lives of countless young people and at literally tens of thousands of events he fostered their hopes and encouraged their ambitions. We remember the Duke for all of this and above all for his steadfast support for Her Majesty The Queen. Not just as her consort, by her side every day of her reign, but as her husband, her “strength and stay”, of more than 70 years. And it is to Her Majesty, and her family, that our nation’s thoughts must turn today. Because they have lost not just a much-loved and highly respected public figure, but a devoted husband and a proud and loving father, grandfather and, in recent years, great-grandfather. Speaking on their golden wedding anniversary, Her Majesty said that our country owed her husband “a greater debt than he would ever claim or we shall ever know” and I am sure that estimate is correct. 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."

Vatican City (Holy See)

  • Head of State - Pope Francis
    • Saddened to learn of the death of your husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, His Holiness Pope Francis offers heartfelt condolences to Your Majesty and the member of the Royal Family. Recalling Prince Philip's devotion to his marriage and family, his distinguished record of public service and commitment to education and advancement of future generations, His Holiness commends him to the merciful love of Christ our Redeemer. Upon you and upon all who grieve his loss in the sure hope of the resurrection, The Holy Father invokes the Lord's blessings of consolation and peace.  
  • Head of Government - Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello

Friday, 9 April 2021

Official Announcement on the Death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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 made in due course.


The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.


Friday, 9 April 2021 


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