President Duterte condoles with the British royal family following the death of Prince Philip.
Malacañang on Friday evening (PH time) released a statement saying that President Rodrigo Duterte extended his condolences to the British royal family following the death of Prince Philip.
In a statement, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said that President Duterte extended his deep condolences to Queen Elizabeth II on the passing of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
According to Roque, the Philippines and the United Kingdom had strong bilateral ties and they shared the grief of the British people in the period of bereavement.
“The Philippines and the United Kingdom have strong bilateral ties and we share the grief of the British people in this period of bereavement. We pray for the eternal repose of his soul and for The Royal Family to find strength in this time of mourning,” Roque said in a statement.
On Friday, Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Philip “passed away peacefully” at Windsor Castle. Citing a royal source, CNN reported that more details on the funeral arrangements were expected to be confirmed by Buckingham Palace on April 10, 2021 (UK time).
United States President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden also released a statement saying that Prince Philip gladly dedicated himself to the people of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, and to his family.
Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson paid tribute to Prince Philip, saying that he had “earned the affection of generations” in the United Kingdom, across the Commonwealth, and around the world.