LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth and a number one determine within the British royal household for nearly seven many years, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace mentioned on Friday.
Listed below are reactions from main public figures in Britain.
UK PRIME MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON
“We keep in mind the Duke … above all for his steadfast help for Her Majesty the Queen, not simply as her consort, by her facet, day by day of her reign, however as her husband, has energy and keep of greater than 70 years. And it’s to Her Majesty, and her household, that our nation’s ideas should flip right this moment.”
JUSTIN WELBY, ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY
“I be a part of with the remainder of the UK and the Commonwealth in mourning the lack of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, and provides because of God for his extraordinary lifetime of devoted service.”
“On the events after I met him, I used to be all the time struck by his apparent pleasure at life, his enquiring thoughts and his skill to speak to folks from each background and stroll of life. He was a grasp at placing folks at their ease and making them really feel particular.”
UK OPPOSITION LABOUR PARTY LEADER KEIR STARMER
“The UK has misplaced a rare public servant in Prince Philip.”
“Prince Philip devoted his life to our nation – from a distinguished profession within the Royal Navy in the course of the Second World Conflict to his many years of service because the Duke of Edinburgh.”
“Nonetheless, he will probably be remembered most of all for his extraordinary dedication and devotion to The Queen.”
SCOTTISH FIRST MINISTER NICOLA STURGEON
“I’m saddened by information that the Duke of Edinburgh has died. I ship my private and deepest condolences – and people of
@scotgov and the folks of Scotland – to Her Majesty The Queen and her household.”
(Compiled by Andy Bruce; enhancing by Man Faulconbridge and William James)
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