The Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, has issued a tribute to The Duke of Edinburgh following his death on Friday. Morrison said that Prince Philip “embodied a generation that we will never see again.”
“Australians send our love and deepest condolences to Her Majesty and all of The Royal Family. God Bless from all here in Australia… The Commonwealth family joins together in sorrow and thanksgiving for the loss and life of Prince Philip.”
During his life, The Duke of Edinburgh visited Australia on more than 20 occasions.
In his tribute, Mr Morrison continued, “For 65 years, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme has encouraged over 775,000 young Australians to explore their leadership potential. Forty thousand young Australians are currently participating in the program.”
The Prime Minister also said that details of Australia’s remembrance of Prince Philip will be announced in the coming days and that flags on Government buildings would fly at half-mast.
Former Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, also paid tribute to The Duke of Edinburgh, “I have fond memories of spending time with Prince Philip during his visit to Australia at the time of the CHOGM in Perth. While a man of duty, he had a sense of fun. His loss will be mourned by The Queen, his family and millions around the world.”
Her Majesty The Queen announced on Friday with “deep sorrow” the death of her husband, The Duke of Edinburgh, at the age of 99.
Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh – 1921-2021.