The White House released a statement from the President of the United States and his wife, Jill. They offered their condolences to the House of Windsor and all the people of the United Kingdom.
United States President Joe Biden and his wife, First Lady Jill Biden, representing the American people, sent their condolences to Queen Elizabeth II and the British royal family on Prince Philip of Edinburgh’s passing.
On behalf of all the United States people, we extend our deepest sympathies to His Majesty Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II, the Royal Family, and all the people of Britain on the death of His Majesty the Duke of Edinburgh. Over his 99 years of life, he saw our world change dramatically and repeatedly.
With his services during World War II and his entire life in the Queen and the people’s eyes, for 73 years, Prince Philip happily dedicated himself to the people of Britain, the Commonwealth, and his family.
The impact of his decades of dedicated public service is worth noting that he, as a patron, has successfully contributed to environmental efforts.
The Armed Forces members he supported, the youth he inspired, and much more. His legacy will live not only through his family, but in all the charitable endeavors that e formed,” Biden said in a statement released by the White House.
The President concluded that Jill and I would cherish the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of the Queen and Prince Philip.
Prince Philip died this Friday at the age of 99 at Windsor Castle.
With deep sorrow and grief, Her Majesty the Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Majesty Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. A statement from Buckingham Palace said. He said his majesty passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.
A few minutes later, hundreds of Londoners moved by the news came to put flowers at the foot of the place where the statement’s text is located, which does not give further specifications on the steps to follow.
It is estimated that the funeral will be pompous but not open to the public massively, given the context that marks the pandemic.
Buckingham Palace officials are preparing for a royal ceremonial funeral at Windsor Castle, Berkshire, in accordance with the Duke of Edinburgh’s request prior to his death. A military procession is also expected in London if pandemic restrictions allow.
The coffin with the Duke of Edinburgh’s body will be moved sometime in the next few days to the Chapel Royal at St. James’s Palace in London. This is where Princess Diana laid in 1997, several days before her last rites. By protocol, the public will not be able to come near to see him off.