Boris Johnson says Prince Philip 'lived an extraordinary life' as UK mourns death of royal consort

Johnson in his condolence message via Twitter said: "By any measure, Prince Philip lived an extraordinary life -- as a Naval officer in the Second World War, as a man who inspired countless young people through the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and, above all, as Her Majesty the Queen loyal consort"


                            Boris Johnson says Prince Philip 'lived an extraordinary life' as UK mourns death of royal consort
The death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, saw UK prime minister Boris Johnson post a condolence message on Twitter (Getty Images)

The Buckingham Palace on Friday, April 9 announced that Prince Philip died at the age of 99. The statement from the palace said: "His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle." The Prince had been admitted to the hospital on February 16, and stayed there for over a month. It was the longest hospital stay of his life.

He also underwent a procedure for a pre-existing heart condition in a different London Hospital -- St Bartholomew's. Since the announcement, the people of the United Kingdom and followers of the royal family all over the world have shared condolence messages on social media. 

Kier Starmer, the leader of the Labor Party wrote, "The United Kingdom has lost an extraordinary public servant in Prince Philip. Prince Philip dedicated his life to our country - from a distinguished career in the Royal Navy during the Second World War to his decades of service as the Duke of Edinburgh."

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Prince Philip during a ceremony at Windsor castle on July 22, 2020 in Windsor, England (Getty Images)

He also added in a long thread, "However, he will be remembered most of all for his extraordinary commitment and devotion to The Queen. For more than seven decades, he has been at her side." He then wrote, "Their marriage has been a symbol of strength, stability and hope, even as the world around them changed - most recently during the pandemic. It was a partnership that inspired millions in Britain and beyond," and added, "My thoughts are with The Queen, the Royal Family and the British people as our nation comes together to mourn and remember the life of Prince Philip."



 



 

The official Twitter page of Arsenal also shared, "It was with deep regret that we have learnt today of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh." The England Rugby page also wrote, "We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. All of our thoughts are with Her Majesty The Queen and her family."



 



 

The conservative commentator Andy Ngo tweeted, "Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband, has died. He served as prince consort for over seven decades. He was also a veteran who fought in the Royal Navy and was in Tokyo Bay as the Japanese surrendered in 1945."



 

Boris Johnson, the prime minister of United Kingdom, also shared condolence and wrote, "By any measure, Prince Philip lived an extraordinary life -- as a Naval officer in the Second World War, as a man who inspired countless young people through the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and, above all, as Her Majesty the Queen loyal consort."



 

The official social media pages of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has retweeted the original statement from the Buckingham Palace.

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