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Friday 9 April 2021

Foreign leaders have been sending their condolences to the Royal Family after Prince Philip's passing:

Australia's prime minister, Scott Morris, led the tributes saying the Duke of Edinburgh embodied a generation we will never see again.

Jucinda Arden, New Zealand's prime minister, also said this is a profoundly sad time.

US President, Joe Biden, says Prince Philip gladly dedicated himself to the people of the UK and the Commonwealth, saying his legacy will live on.

The Danish Monarch has sent personal condolences to Queen Elizabeth, sharing a portrait of Prince Philip on Instagram which shows him wearing the Danish Order of the Elephant.

While Ireland's President Michael Higgins recalls how welcome the Duke of Edinburgh made him feel on the first State Visit by an Irish Head of State to the United Kingdom in 2014.

The European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says she was saddened to hear of the Duke's passing.

And German Chancellor Angela Merkel says his straightforwardness and sense of duty will not be forgotten.

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau says the Duke always sought out the best in people and challenged them to strive for greater heights.

Russian state leader Vladimir Putin has sent a telegram to The Queen wishing her courage and mental fortitude.

The Maldives PresidentI, brahim Mohamed Solih, says Prince Philip was a staunch exemplar of public service.

Turkish President Erdogan says he shares the sorrow of the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom.

While George Vella, Malta's President, says the news of the Duke passing came with deep sorrow.

Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu says his country stands with the people of the United Kingdom during this difficult time of loss and mourning.

Pakistan's Imran Khan says Britain has lost a wise elder who was imbued with a unique spirit of public service.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:45 pm  

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