dead Prince Philip of Edinburgh
, 99-year-old consort of Queen Elizabeth, recently discharged after a few weeks in hospital in London due to an unspecified infection - not linked to Covid - to which heart problems had been added.
This was announced by the queen in a note released by Buckingham Palace in which the sovereign expresses "deep sadness" for the loss of "her beloved husband".
A stainless landmark of the British court for decades, the Duke of Edinburgh celebrated 73 years of marriage to nearly 95-year-old Elizabeth II in November.
He would have turned 100 in June.
Union Jack at half mast at Buckingham Palace, while waiting for the announcement of a funeral ceremony expected in the highest possible solemnity - as Elizabeth's last tribute to her husband - compatibly with the restrictions of the Covid emergency.
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.
- The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 9, 2021
A few touching lines to express the pain of a loss after 73 years of living together: this is
how Queen Elizabeth II announced today the death
of Prince Consort Philip of Edinburgh, born in Corfu on 10 June 1921 and who passed away 2 months after the birthday number 100. "It is with deep sadness - it reads - that Her Majesty the Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who died peacefully this morning in Windsor Castle. Further announcements will be made. in due course. The Royal Family joins the people around the world who are mourning the loss. "
Prime Minister @BorisJohnson on the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
- UK Prime Minister (@ 10DowningStreet) April 9, 2021
"We will remember the Duke of Edinburgh for his contribution to the nation - said British Prime Minister
- and for his solid support to the queen. As a nation and as a kingdom we thank the extraordinary figure and work" of Prince Philip, said again the prime minister calling him "a loving husband, a loving father and grandfather".
Johnson recalled the words of the queen herself, in honor of one of the duke's past birthdays, according to which the royal family and the whole country "must always be aware of the debt" to Philip for his service to the dynasty and to the nation. .
"Today - said the prime minister - we share the mourning of Her Majesty the Queen and we offer her and all her family our condolences, with our thanks, as a nation and as a kingdom, for the extraordinary life and work of the Prince. Philip, Duke of Edinburgh ".
BoJo then pointed to the deceased as a "source of inspiration and encouragement for British youth", crediting him with helping the sovereign to "lead the Royal Family and the monarchy in order to make her remain an indisputably vital institution for the balance and happiness of our national life ".
He also recalled his commitment as an environmentalist, "long before the battle for the protection of nature in the world became fashionable".
But above all, he highlighted his role as a pillar next to the queen, "not only as her husband, but as a strength and presence at her side for more than 70 years".
"It is therefore to His Majesty and to the royal family - he concluded - that our thoughts and prayers must turn today".
I am saddened to hear of the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip.
I would like to extend my sincere sympathy to Her Majesty The Queen, the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom on this very sad day.
- Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) April 9, 2021
"I am saddened to learn of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip. I would like - writes the President of the European Commission,
Ursula Von der Leyen
- to extend my sincere condolences to Her Majesty the Queen, to the royal family and to the people of the United Kingdom. on this sad day ".
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has shared her condolences with Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family, following the death of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
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- Scottish Government (@scotgov) April 9, 2021
Nicholas Sturgeon, Scottish secessionist leader of the SNP
, bows before the disappearance of 99-year-old Prince consort Philip, whose royal title of Duke of Edinburgh has been a symbol of Scotland's and its capital's bond with the United Kingdom for decades and with the British monarchy. The first minister of the Scottish local government announced via Twitter that she had sent her "personal and deepest condolences" to the Queen and the Royal Family. "I am saddened - underlined Sturgeon - by the news of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh".
Prince Harry "will do everything possible to return
to Great Britain to be close to his grandmother Elizabeth" after the disappearance of her husband, Prince Philip. A "source close to the family" told the Daily Mail online. "As Meghan is pregnant, she will have to hear the doctor's opinion to decide if she can travel, but I think Harry will definitely go," the source added. Harry was due to return to London on July 1 for the unveiling of a statue of his mother Diana at Kensington Palace, a project led by him and his brother William with whom, after the interview with Oprah Winfrey, he is currently at loggerheads. It is not clear whether the prince had another trip in mind in June when his grandfather Philip would have turned 100 years old.