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Kind words about “Uncle Philip”

Queen Leticia and King Felipe respond with kind words to the death of Prince Philip. Other royals, heads of state and celebrities also spoke.

Leticia and Felipe of Spain remember their “uncle”

Queen Leticia and King Felipe pay their last respects to Queen Elizabeth. Your lines are particularly touching. Because the Spanish royal couple address the queen as “Auntie”. They call Prince Philip their “uncle”.

“Dear Aunt Lilliput, We are deeply saddened by the news of the death of our beloved Uncle Philip. In these painful moments, we would like to express our deepest condolences and all our solidarity and support on behalf of the Government and the people of Spain. We will never forget the opportunities we shared with him and the crown he always performed on your side and the service and devotion to the United Kingdom. Our thoughts and prayers go with all of her majesty and family. With all our love and affection, Felipe, Leticia. “

King Felipe and Queen Leticia say goodbye to their “uncle”. © Image Alliance / PPE | © Sean Thornton

Felipe and Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth were both descendants of Queen Victoria. The family relationship is also through the mother of the Spanish king. Former Queen Sophia of Spain is the granddaughter of King Constantine of Greece I, the uncle of Prince Philip.

Reactions to the death of Prince Philip
Prince Philip slept peacefully in the castle of Windsor. © Image Alliance / Experiences | Hannah McKay

Paulus from Greece pays homage to his “uncle”

Paul of Greece also remembers his “uncle Philip”. The son of a former Greek king wrote on Instagram: “My family and I remember HRH Prince Philip with deep sorrow, but with the joy of talking about a life he lived with great devotion and devotion to his country, family and of course His Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Duke of Edinburgh.

He was born on June 10, 1921, in our home on the island of Corbo, the only son of Prince Andrew (Andreas) and Greek Princess Alice, Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark. Uncle Philip, as we call him, was a very dear member of the extended Greek family, and certainly a strong bond with us in Great Britain, where my brother Philip was born. I got his name from my parents.

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When I think of his life, I am very proud of him: the courage he showed in World War II and the way he overcame the challenges of deportation in his early life. He was the most notable servant of the Sovereign and the United Kingdom of all ranks, the house he adopted and the Commonwealth.

He was armed with determination, compassion, vision, and unshakable loyalty at the center of his ability to support the Queen in her united stability in the midst of changing waves of the last century and beyond.

At the coronation he swore falsely to his wife that he would undoubtedly perform it. He will be remembered by more than 700 organizations as the President or Patron and the Edinburgh Duke Award, which has attracted 8 million young people since 1956.

He enjoyed his relationship with the Armed Forces and the lives of the men and women who served them. Prince Philip does not want to rely on things: he is very strong and energetic.

It is said that the life of the dead goes into the memory of the living, which will be true in the memories of our time with him – peace, stories, unlimited interests – always admirable. Today our thoughts and prayers are with Queen Elizabeth II and her own family, for whom it is very difficult to bear the feeling of loss. I know that the joy of reflecting on one’s extraordinary life can be a source of immense comfort and pride.

Prince Philip of the Royals mourns

King Carl Gustaf of Sweden has already expressed his condolences. An official statement reads: “The Queen and I are deeply saddened to hear the news of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philip has been a good friend of our family for many years, a friend we loved. His contribution to his country is an example to all of us. We extend our condolences to His Majesty the Queen, the Royal Family and the people of Great Britain. CARL GUSTAF “

Dutch royals also pay homage to Queen Elizabeth’s husband. An official statement read: “We remember Prince Philip with the utmost respect. He dedicated his long life to the service of the British people and to their many duties and responsibilities. His lively personality created an immortal identity. Our dear condolences go out to His Majesty Queen Elizabeth and all members of the royal family. “

The Norwegian Royals also mourn Prince Philip. “The Royal Family is deeply saddened to hear the news of the death of his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts go to Queen Elizabeth and her immediate family after the death of Prince Philip. Palace website.

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Tessie Anthony de NASA posted on Instagram on behalf of her family: “Our true condolences.”

The Belgian royal family mourns

The Duke of Edinburgh is deeply saddened by the death of HRH Prince Philip. We extend our deepest condolences to His Majesty, the Queen, the British Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom. We will always have memories of our loving encounters. “Philip and Mathilde,” the Belgian royal couple explained on Instagram.

Prime Minister Johnson comments

Prime Minister Boris Johnson paid tribute to the life of Prince Philip. “Prince Philip lived an extraordinary life in every way – as a Marine in World War II, as a man who inspired countless young people with the Duke Award for Edinburgh, and most importantly as the Queen’s wife. We are with the family who lost a loving father and grandfather.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier mourning

There is also condolences from Germany. Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier offered his condolences to Queen Elizabeth: “I am deeply saddened to hear the news of your husband’s death. On behalf of my comrades, I extend my heartfelt condolences to you, the royal family and your people. Prince Philip was famous and highly respected in Germany. Prince Philip has helped you, your family and the British people during difficult times and good times. With balance, charm, and brilliance, he won the respect and love of the people of your kingdom. “

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The federal president also spoke of the plight of the German people. “We, the Germans, mourn the loss of a successful figure who made a significant contribution to the reconciliation of our nations after the atrocities of World War II. As a member of the Royal Navy, Prince Philip fought to liberate Europe from Nazi terrorism. We will remember his commitment to democracy and freedom.” Brilliant humor, ”he recalled fondly.

Celebrities mourn Queen Elizabeth’s husband

Many celebrities are interested in death. British star chef Jamie Oliver wrote on Instagram: “My condolences to the entire royal family for the loss of Prince Philip. “

Spice Girl Kerry Halliwell wrote in her installments: “Keep quiet Prince Philip. At this time I think of His Majesty the Queen and the royal family. “

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Lily Becker also responded to the king’s death. Boris Becker’s ex-wife, who lives in London, said on Instagram: “Keep quiet and save Prince Philip and the Queen of God.”

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