Prince Phillip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies

–President Ali sends his condolences

Queen Elizabeth II’s HUSBAND, Prince Philip, has died at the age of 99, Buckingham Palace in the United Kingdom (UK) announced on Friday.
Since the announcement of his demise, there has been sympathy from world leaders, including Guyana’s President, Dr. Irfaan Ali, who has expressed great sadness at the death of the Prince. A statement issued by the palace, just after noon, spoke of the Queen’s “deep sorrow” following the Prince’s death at Windsor Castle on Friday morning. The Duke of Edinburgh, the longest-serving royal consort in British history, was at the Queen’s side for more than her six decades of reign. She married Princess Elizabeth in 1947, five years before she became Queen. According to the BBC, in March, the duke left King Edward VII hospital in central London after a month’s stay for treatment. He was admitted on February 16, 2021, after feeling unwell, and later underwent a procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at another London hospital – St Bartholomew’s.

Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh

“It is with great sadness that I extend the heartfelt condolences on behalf of the Government and the people of Guyana, and in my own name, to the Government and people of the United Kingdom following the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, President Ali wrote. in a letter to Queen Elizabeth II.
President Ali highlighted that Prince Philip had served with great honor as patriarch of the Royal Family and as an extraordinary public servant, who provided spontaneous support through decades of unprecedented change. The Prince’s military service, especially in World War II, has earned him great respect in the world over, according to President Ali.
The President further underlined Prince Philip’s early frank advocacy of environmental protection and protection. This, the President said, inspired many and the absence of his voice on these critical issues will be deeply felt. “His 20th century imprint is inevitable,” said President Ali.

The President told the Queen: “My hope is that the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom will be comforted by the love and support extended to them at the time.” Meanwhile, the BBC reported that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Prince Phillip “inspired the lives of countless young people,” and added that he was “gaining the affection of generations here in the United Kingdom, across the Commonwealth, and around the world. ”
In tribute to the Duke, Westminster Abbey began to raise its tenor bell once every 60 seconds at 18:00 BST. The move will be made 99 times to honor every year of his life.
Earlier, the flag at Buckingham Palace was lowered to half mast and a notice was posted at the gates to mark the Duke’s death. It was further reported that people placed floral tributes outside the palace, while hundreds visited Windsor Castle to pay their respects. However, the government urged the public not to collect or leave tributes in royal residences in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The Royal Family has asked people to consider donating to charity instead of leaving flowers in memory of the duke, and an online condolence book has been launched on the official royal website for those wishing to send messages , says the BBC.