Tributes pour in following the death of Prince Philip 2 months ago

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."

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."

Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's First Minister, sent her condolences to the royal family on Twitter.


Moreover, Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, described the Duke of Edinburgh as a "man of great purpose and conviction".


Nancy Pelosi, the United States house speaker, extended her condolences on behalf of the US Congress.

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."