Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle wrote: “By the Queen’s side or two steps behind, Prince Philip has shown the world what it means to support a powerful woman’s husband.”
President Joe Biden is one of the world leaders who paid tribute to Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. News of Philip’s death on Friday morning.
In a statement, the Bidens expressed their “deepest condolences” to the royal family and continued to acknowledge the incredible life of the Duke of Edinburgh, which reached a century after only a few months.
Joe and Jill Biden said: “In his 99 years of life, he has seen great and repeated changes in our world.” “From his service during World War II to his 73 years with the Queen, and his A life in the eyes of the public-Prince Philip is very happy to dedicate himself to the British people, the Commonwealth and his family.”
Former US President Barack Obama and Donald Trump also paid tribute to Prince Philip.
In his statement, Trump praised the prince for his “outstanding role model of service, persistence and patriotism” and recognized his military career as part of the Royal Navy.
“In the past few years, Melania and I have been honored to have the opportunity to visit Britain. We have witnessed how the monarchy embodies and inherits the virtues of the British people-no one can do this better than Prince Philip,” Tron Pu said.
The Obamas chose to mark Prince Philip as “kind and warm, witty, sharp and humorous.”
Their joint statement mentioned the memory of their first meeting with the royal couple in 2009.
“As two Americans who are not used to palaces and pomp, we don’t know what will happen. We shouldn’t worry. The grace and generosity of the Queen and Prince Philip immediately made us feel at ease and made the ceremony more natural and even more comfortable. “They wrote.
The Obamas said: “By the Queen’s side or two steps behind, Prince Philip has shown the world what it means to support a powerful woman’s husband.”
Former U.S. President George Bush also published an article statement Said that he and his wife Laura both felt “sad” over the death of Prince Philip.
“Laura and I are fortunate to be able to enjoy the charm and wisdom of his company, and we know how much he will be missed,” Bush said. “We join people from all over the world to express our heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the entire royal family.”
In the UK, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared on the front steps of No. 10 Downing Street to pay tribute to Philip.
Johnson said: “Just like he was a professional carriage driver, he helped guide the royal family and the monarchy so that it remains an indisputably vital institution for the balance and well-being of our national lives.”
The Prime Minister called on Britain to express good wishes and support to the royal family. He said that the royal family has lost “a loyal husband, a proud and loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather in recent years.”
Former British Prime Minister Theresa May and David Cameron also issued condolences.
May said that the 99-year-old was “very grateful” for serving the Queen and the country throughout his life, while Cameron described his death as “desperate news.”
Around the world, other leaders paid tribute to Prince Philip, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Queen is also Canada’s head of state.
“A family has lost their beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather,” Trudeau said in a statement. statement. “Canadians are with Queen Elizabeth II and members of the royal family, and they are saddened by this great loss.”
Prince Philip is a patron of more than 40 organizations in Canada, including the Canadian Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Outreach Trust Fund.
His service earned him the first ever Canadian Medal, which was awarded to him by the Governor of Canada when he visited the country for the last time in 2013.
The duke, who was born in 1921, is also remembered by other royal families in Europe.
Queen Margaret II of Denmark posted a portrait of Prince Philip on Instagram with a statement saying that she had expressed her personal condolences to her British colleagues.
Prince Philip is the great-grandson of King Christian IX, who served as King of Denmark in 1863 until his death in 1906.
King Harald V of Norway called for half-mast to be displayed on the balcony of his palace on Friday and on the day of Philip’s funeral. The Norwegian monarch said that the news of Philip’s death was “deeply saddened.”
In Sweden, King Carl XVI Gustaf said statement Both he and Queen Silvia were “deeply saddened” by the news.
“Prince Philip has been a good friend of our family for many years, and we attach great importance to this relationship,” said the Swedish monarch. “His service to the country will continue to inspire us all.”
The Dutch royal family-King William-Alexander, Queen Maxima and Princess Beatrix-also issued a statement of condolences, sharing that Prince Philip’s “lively personality never ceases to leave an unforgettable impression.”
Here are some tribute leaders shared by other leaders.
The President of Ireland Michael Higgins:
French President Emmanuel Macron:
Guðni Th. Johannesson, President of Iceland:
The Prime Minister of Bhutan Lothe Tsering:
Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan:
Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou (Katerina Sakellaropoulou)
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi:
Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury and the most senior bishop of the Church of England: