The Royal Families of Europe have been paying tribute to The Duke of Edinburgh since it was announced by Buckingham Palace that he had died early this morning at Windsor Castle.
King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands shared an official statement which read, “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 The Queen and all members of the Royal Family.”
King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden also released a statement which read, “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.”
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde also conveyed their sympathies in a statement, “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.”
Margareta, Custodian of the Crown in Romania also shared her condolences through the Romanian Royal Family’s Twitter account, “Her Majesty the Custodian of the Romanian Crown and HRH the Prince Consort, along with the whole Romanian Royal Family, learned with profound sadness and immense sorrow the news of the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.”
It is believed that Queen Margrethe of Denmark has sent her personal condolences to Her Majesty The Queen.
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh – 1921 – 2021
Photo: UK Civil Service