Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday condoled the demise of the UK’s Prince Philip and praised him for his illustrious career in the military as well as him being at the forefront of many community service initiatives.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday led the nation’s condolences to Queen Elizabeth II on the death of her husband Prince Philip, acclaiming his “extraordinary life and work”.
Johnson said the Duke of Edinburgh “earned the affection of generations” at home, in the Commonwealth, and across the world after serving in the Royal Navy and then over decades as Britain’s longest-serving royal consort.
“We give thanks, as a nation and a kingdom, for the extraordinary life and work of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” the prime minister said outside 10 Downing Street.
Following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh-Prince Philip, his grandson Prince Harry is set to reunite with his family to pay his last respects at the funeral, but without his wife Meghan Markle.
Page Six confirmed that the Duchess of Sussex who is due to give birth to the couple’s second child, a girl, in early summer will stay home in California on her doctor’s advice, Buckingham Palace announced.
Even Prime Minister Boris Johnson also will not attend the mourning ceremony, so as to allow space for as many royal family members as possible.
Buckingham Palace announced on Friday that Philip, the longtime husband of Queen Elizabeth II, died “peacefully” at Windsor Castle at the age of 99, just two months short of his 100th birthday.
Gun salutes were fired earlier on Saturday across the UK, in Gibraltar, and at sea in memory of the duke, who was a senior figure in the navy before his marriage to Queen Elizabeth. Queues of well-wishers were also observed outside the Buckingham Palace in London, looking to leave flowers at the palace gates.