Trump's touching tribute to Prince Philip dubbed better than Meghan Markle and Harry's: 'No way he wrote this'

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Among the barrage of social media posts and tributes pouring in in the wake of Prince Philip's death, former US President Donald Trump penned a rather eloquent and touching tribute to the late monarch which people are convinced wasn't written by him.

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, died at the age of 99, in his sleep, surrounded by his loved ones, on Friday, April 9. Buckingham Palace made the announcement, and since then, several big names, including former Royals Harry and Meghan Markle have shared their condolences for the late husband of Queen Elizabeth II. But while there's was a two-line, highly criticized post, Trump penned a touching letter, reminiscing meeting the prince and celebrating his many qualities. Social media is however not at all convinced that Trump himself wrote any of this. 

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In his tribute that made rounds on Twitter from the account of FOX News contributor Mollie Hemingway, the statement read: "The world mourns the passing of Prince Philip, a man who embodied the noble soul and proud spirit of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. Melania and I send our deepest and most profound condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and to the entire Royal Family. We send our most heartfelt sympathies to the British people. This is an irreplaceable loss for Great Britain, and for all who hold dear our civilization.”

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Trump's lengthy statement continued: “Prince Philip defined British dignity and grace. He personified quiet reserve, stern fortitude, and unbending integrity of the United Kingdom. As a young man, he served Britain honorably and courageously as a naval officer in the Second World War. Aboard battleships in the Mediterranean, he saw combat at sea. He then participated in the pivotal Allied invasion of Sicily in 1943. Like so many of his generation, in Britain’s darkest hour, he put his life on the line for God, country, and the values of freedom and self-government that forever unite America and the United Kingdom."

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Celebrating the late Royal's life, Trump added: “For seven decades, Prince Philip brought the same sense of duty and purpose to his role as consort and husband to the Queen. He was admired by his fellow citizens, and respected by everyone around the world. His exceptional example of service, constancy, and patriotism will be his greatest legacy. Oer the past few years, Melania and I were honored to have the opportunity to visit the United Kingdom. We saw firsthand how the Monarchy epitomizes and carries on the virtues of the British People — and none did so more than Prince Philip. As we grieve his loss, we celebrate his memory and rededicate ourselves to the values to which he devoted his extraordinary life. He will be greatly missed.”

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This statement sure did get its due share of attention on social media, with immediate comparisons to Harry and Meghan's 'you will be greatly missed' Instagram post coming up. "That’s way more heartfelt than what Ole Meggsie and Harry posted," snarked one Twitter user as a reply to Hemingway's tweet. Soon the focus drifted to no matter how better that the Sussex's and eloquent this tribute was, that the ex-POTUS had written it by himself was still doubtful. "I don't think that he wrote this. He has zero sympathy and empathy. Zero class. He would of mentioned his election loss and how he thinks that it was a fraud. I will give credit that it was better than Harry and Meghan's tribute," tweeted another user. 

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Some justified their claims of Trump not writing this saying "no way he wrote this. it only says "I" like twice." Others declared "If Trumpie penned that then I'm the king of persia." Some users quipped "Does Wikipedia get credit if it’s copy & pasted? Or are we still playing HS Plagiarism rules?" Others sarcastically lamented "I don't know how we in the UK could have made it through (thru) the day without a comment from Donald Trump. It would have been tough, but I think we'd have managed somehow." And then there was one user to tried putting an end to all discussion saying "He didn't write that. Phillip didn't meet him because he wouldn't meet chavs."


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