Tributes pour in following the death of Prince Philip
World leaders have expressed their condolences for Prince Phillip following his death this morning.
Earlier today, Buckingham Palace shared the news that Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh has died.
A statement on behalf of the Royal Family read:
"It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
"His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."
It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. pic.twitter.com/XOIDQqlFPn
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 9, 2021
Since then, world leaders and public figures from around their globe have extended their condolences to the royal family.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke about the Duke of Edinburgh's legacy at Downing Street.
Johnson said: "He helped to steer the Royal Family and the monarchy so that it remains an institution indisputably vital to the balance and happiness of our national life."
On the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. pic.twitter.com/rZlbY1matF
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) April 9, 2021
Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's First Minister, sent her condolences to the royal family on Twitter.
I am saddened by news that the Duke of Edinburgh has died. I send my personal and deepest condolences - and those of @scotgov and the people of Scotland - to Her Majesty The Queen and her family. https://t.co/G7ocXXOH2U
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) April 9, 2021
Moreover, Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, described the Duke of Edinburgh as a "man of great purpose and conviction".
It was with deep sadness that I learned of the passing of The Duke of Edinburgh today. A man of great purpose and conviction, who was motivated by a sense of duty to others, Prince Philip contributed so much to the social fabric of our country - and the world.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) April 9, 2021
Nancy Pelosi, the United States house speaker, extended her condolences on behalf of the US Congress.
The US Congress extends condolences over the passing of Prince Philip, whose life was distinguished by an inspiring ethic of dedicated service. May it be a comfort to Her Majesty & the Royal family that so many mourn with & pray for them at this sad time.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) April 9, 2021
Football manager José Mourinho interrupted a press conference to send his "deepest condolences" to the royal family.
Additionally, the makers of the Netflix period drama The Crown issued a statement following his death. The creators of the hit TV show - which is based on the lives of the royals - said they were "deeply saddened" to hear the news of Prince Philip's passing.
The BBC, meanwhile, has pulled a number of shows from today's line-up following the Duke of Edinburgh's death.
A spokesperson for the BBC said: "With the sad news that HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, has died, there is now special coverage across all BBC networks to mark his life of extraordinary public service and planned scheduling has been suspended."