LONDON: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman despatched their condolences to the UK’s Queen Elizabeth II and Charles, Prince of Wales, on Friday after the passing of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, aged 99.
“Now we have obtained with nice disappointment the information of the dying of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and we categorical to Your Majesty, the royal household and the pleasant individuals of the UK our deepest condolences and honest sympathy,” the king mentioned in a cable to Britain’s queen.
Cables had been despatched individually to the queen and the Prince of Wales.
The UAE, Bahrain and Oman additionally despatched messages of condolence to Queen Elizabeth.
UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan despatched a cable of condolences to the Queen, expressing his heartfelt condolences and solace to the monarch.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi additionally despatched related cables of condolences.
Sheikh Mohammed despatched a private message on Twitter, saying: “On behalf of individuals of UAE, I lengthen my honest condolences to Queen Elizabeth II & the individuals of United Kingdom over the demise of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. A detailed pal to the UAE & different nations, he’ll all the time be remembered for his devotion to his nation and other people.”
Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa prolonged his deepest condolences and comfort to Queen Elizabeth, in addition to to the British authorities and other people, and lauded the efforts of Prince Philip to serve the UK and its pleasant individuals.
“His Majesty the Sultan, Haitham bin Tarik despatched a cable of condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of the UK of Nice Britain and Northern Eire and the President of the Commonwealth, on the dying of her husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” a press release issued by Oman Information Company mentioned.
Listed here are reactions from main public figures in Britain and around the globe:
UK PRIME MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON
“We bear in mind the Duke … above all for his steadfast assist for Her Majesty the Queen, not simply as her consort, by her aspect, on daily basis of her reign, however as her husband, has power and keep of greater than 70 years. And it’s to Her Majesty, and her household, that our nation’s ideas should flip right now.”
“Just like the professional carriage driver that he was he helped to steer the royal household and the monarchy in order that it stays an establishment indisputably very important to the stability and happiness of our nationwide life.”
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 capacity to speak to individuals from each background and stroll of life. He was a grasp at placing individuals at their ease and making them really feel particular.”
UK OPPOSITION LABOUR PARTY LEADER KEIR STARMER
“The UK has misplaced a unprecedented 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 Battle to his many years of service because the Duke of Edinburgh.”
“Nonetheless, he will likely 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 individuals of Scotland — to Her Majesty The Queen and her household.”
INDIAN PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI
“He had a distinguished profession within the army and was on the forefront of many neighborhood service initiatives. Might his soul relaxation in peace.”
PAKISTANI PRIME MINISTER IMRAN KHAN
“My condolences on the demise of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Britain has misplaced a sensible elder who was imbued with a novel spirit of public service. His function in selling Pakistan-UK relations will all the time be remembered.”
IRISH PRIME MINISTER MICHEAL MARTIN
“Saddened to listen to of the dying of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Our ideas and prayers are with Queen Elizabeth and the individuals of the UK presently.”
SINN FEIN LEADER MARY LOU MCDONALD
“Honest condolences to Queen Elizabeth and household on the dying of her husband Prince Phillip. Sympathies to these of a British id on our island, for whom his dying will likely be felt as an amazing loss.”
US PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN AND FIRST LADY JILL BIDEN
The American president and his spouse mentioned the affect of the prince’s many years of public service was evident within the causes he advocated.
FORMER US PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH
“All through his lengthy and noteworthy life, he devoted himself to worthy causes and to others. He represented the UK with dignity and introduced boundless power and assist to the sovereign. Laura and I are lucky to have loved the attraction and wit of his firm, and we all know how a lot he will likely be missed.”
FORMER US PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
“By his extraordinary instance, His Royal Highness Prince Philip proved that true partnership has room for each ambition and selflessness — all in service of one thing larger. Our ideas are with Her Majesty the Queen, the Royal Household, and the British individuals.”
US HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI
“The US Congress extends condolences over the dying of Britain’s Prince Philip.”
FORMER BRITISH PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR
“He’ll naturally be most acknowledged as a exceptional and steadfast assist to the Queen over so a few years. Nonetheless, he also needs to be remembered and celebrated in his personal proper as a person of foresight, dedication and braveness.”
NEW ZEALAND PRIME MINISTER JACINDA ARDERN
“Prince Philip will likely be fondly remembered for the encouragement he gave to so many younger New Zealanders via The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award. In over fifty years of The Award in New Zealand, 1000’s of younger individuals have accomplished life-changing challenges via this system.”
KING HARALD OF NORWAY
“Our ideas are with Queen Elizabeth and the remainder of her household. We additionally ship our condolences to the British individuals.”
KING KARL XVI GUSTAF OF SWEDEN
“Prince Philip has been an amazing pal of our household for a few years, a relation which now we have deeply valued. His service to his nation will stay an inspiration to us all.”
GERMAN CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL
“The dying of Prince Philip fills me with nice sorrow. His friendship to Germany, his straightforwardness and his sense of obligation is not going to be forgotten.”
FRENCH PRESIDENT EMMANUEL MACRON
“I want to categorical my honest condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Royal Household and the British individuals upon the dying of His Royal Highness Prince Philip who lived an exemplary life outlined by bravery, a way of obligation and dedication to the youth and the surroundings.”
CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU
“Prince Philip was a person of nice objective and conviction, who was motivated by a way of obligation to others.”
DUTCH PRIME MINISTER MARK RUTTE
“Our ideas and sympathy are with Britain’s Royal Household and the British individuals presently of mourning.”
ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU
“Prince Philip was the consummate public servant and will likely be a lot missed in Israel and internationally.”
BELGIAN ROYAL PALACE
“We want to categorical our deepest condolences to Her Majesty The Queen, the British Royal Household and the individuals of the UK. Philippe and Mathilde.”
UN SECRETARY GENERAL ANTONIO GUTERRES
“He was recognized for his dedication to charitable causes as a patron of some 800 organizations, specifically these targeted on the surroundings, business, sport and training.”
Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for Guterres, mentioned: “The Secretary-Basic is saddened on the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the UK of Nice Britain and Northern Eire. He extends condolences to Her Royal Highness, the Queen, and to the individuals of the UK.
“As royal consort, the Duke of Edinburgh capably supported the Queen in her duties as sovereign for over 60 years. He was recognized for his dedication to charitable causes as a patron of some 800 organizations, specifically these targeted on the surroundings, business, sport and training.
“The Secretary-Basic pays tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh for his energetic work for the betterment of humankind.”
PHILIP’S FORMER PRESS SECRETARY JAMES ROSCOE
“From army to youth golf equipment to DoE award recipients, his curiosity in individuals & their tales was actual, his motivation all the time encouraging service in different by instance. No nonsense, real wit: peace possibly, however he will not relaxation.”