All of Britain is mourning the death of Prince Philip, the spouse of Queen Elizabeth II, on Friday from the second the BBC intruded on scheduled programming to broadcast the national anthem, “God Save the Queen.”
Not long after the declaration, individuals started to arrange outside Buckingham Palace to see the authority demise notice that had been joined to the entryway. The banner at the castle, the sovereign’s home in London, was brought down to half-staff.
English Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Philip “acquired the fondness of ages here in Britain, across the Commonwealth and all throughout the planet.”
“Like the master carriage driver that he was, he assisted with directing the illustrious family and the government so it stays an establishment undeniably essential to the equilibrium and satisfaction of our public life,” Johnson said.
Keir Starmer, head of the opposition Labour Party, was among quick to give his sympathies, taking note of Philip’s long record of public assistance, first as a maritime official during World War II then during over 70 years of union with the sovereign.
“He will be remembered most of all for his extraordinary commitment and devotion to The Queen,”
“For more than seven decades, he has been at her side. Their marriage has been a symbol of strength, stability and hope, even as the world around them changed — most recently during the pandemic. It was a partnership that inspired millions in Britain and beyond.”
World pioneers likewise communicated their sadness. Ex U.S. President George Bush and his wife, Laura, gave sympathies to the monarchy and the whole royal family.
“He represented the United Kingdom with dignity and brought boundless strength and support to the sovereign,” Bush said in a statement. “Laura and I are fortunate to have enjoyed the charm and wit of his company, and we know how much he will be missed.”