Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle wrote, “Beside the Queen or traditionally two steps behind,” Prince Philip showed the world what it means to be the supportive husband of a powerful woman. “
Following the news of Philip’s death on Friday morning, President Joe Biden was among the world leaders who paid tribute to the husband of British Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II.
In a statement, Bidens offered his “deep sympathy” to the royal family and acknowledged the incredible life of the Duke of Edinburgh, which spanned only a few months of a century.
“In his one-year life, he has seen our world change dramatically and over and over again,” said Joe and Jill Biden. “From his service during World War II, his years with the Queen and his whole life in public – Prince Philip gladly dedicated himself to the UK, the Commonwealth and his family.”
Former US President Barack Obama and Donald Trump also paid tribute to Prince Philip.
In his statement, Trump recognized the prince as “an exceptional example of his service, stability and patriotism,” acknowledging his military career as part of the Royal Navy.
“Over the past few years, Melania and I have been honored to have the opportunity to travel to the United Kingdom. We have seen firsthand how the monarchy embodies and carries the qualities of the British people – and no one has done more than Prince Philip,” Trump said.
Obama chose to remember Prince Philip as “kind and warm, sharp wit and endless good humor.”
Their joint statement recalls their first meeting with the royal couple in 200.
“Two American palaces and unpretentious, we didn’t know what to expect. We should not have worried. The Queen and Prince Philip, with their grace and generosity, made us feel comfortable, making a formal event something more normal, even more comfortable, ”they wrote.
“Prince Philip showed the world what it means to be a supportive husband for a strong woman,” Obama said, “next to the Queen or traditionally two steps behind.”
Former United States President George W. Bush also said in a statement that he and his wife, Laura, were “saddened” by the news of Prince Philip’s death.
Bush said, “Laura and I are fortunate to have enjoyed the charm and wit of her organization and we know how much she will miss.” “We extend our heartfelt condolences to His Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the entire royal family around the world.”
In the UK, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared on the front steps of 10 Downing Street to honor Philip with a speech to the nation.
“He was like an expert driver, he helped manage the royal family and the monarchy so that it is an institution essential to the balance and happiness of our national life,” Johnson said.
The Prime Minister extends her best wishes to the UK and calls for support for the royal family, who said they have lost “a devoted husband and a proud and loving father, grandfather and grandfather in recent years”.
Former British Prime Minister Theresa May and David Cameron were also among those who expressed condolences.
May said the “year-old” owed a great deal of gratitude to her for “serving both the queen and the country,” while Cameron described her death as “extremely sad news.”
Around the world, Prince Philip is honored by other leaders, including the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, where the Queen is also the head of state.
“A family has lost a beloved husband, father, grandfather and grandfather,” Trudeau said in a statement. “The thoughts of Canadians are with Queen Elizabeth II and members of the royal family as they mourn such an important loss.”
Prince Philip has sponsored more than 40 organizations in Canada, including the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute and the Outward Bound Trust.
His service earned him Canada’s first extraordinary companion, which was presented to him by the Governor General of Canada during his last country visit in 2013.
The Duke, who was born in 1921, is remembered by other royal families throughout Europe.
Queen Margaret of Denmark posted a picture of Prince Philip II on Instagram and shared a statement with him, sending her personal condolences to her British counterpart.
Prince Philip was the great-grandson of King Christian IX, who was King of Denmark from 1863 until his death in 1906.
The King of Norway the Fifth Herald called for the hoisting of a half-mast flag from the porch of his palace on Friday and the day of Philip’s funeral. The news of Philip’s death was received “with great sorrow”, the Norwegian king said.
In Sweden, King Carl XVI Gustaf said in a statement that he and Queen Sylvia were “deeply saddened” by the news.
“Prince Philip has been a great friend of our family for many years, a relationship we deeply value,” said the Swedish sovereign. “His service to his country will be an inspiration to all of us.”
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Here are some of the respects paid by other leaders.
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Lotte Shering, Prime Minister of Bhutan:
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Greek President Katarina Sakelaropolu
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi:
Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury and the most senior bishop of the Church of England: