Heads of Government Expressed Their Condolences to the Queen

Heads of Government Expressed Their Condolences to the Queen

Government leaders from many countries have expressed their condolences to Queen Elizabeth. Her husband, Prince Philip, died on Friday at the age of 99.


Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin said the prince’s death left him sad. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Queen Elizabeth and the people of the United Kingdom today.”

India’s head of government, Narendra Modi, paid tribute to the late prince, noting his military career and charity work. “May his soul rest in peace.” Modi’s thoughts are with the British people and the royal family.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Twitter that Australians are sending their love and condolences to the Majesty and her family. “The prince embodied a generation we will never see again,” he said of Philip, who visited Australia more than 20 times. The flags in Australia are hung at half-mast.

The heads of government of other Commonwealth countries, Jacinda Arden of New Zealand and Justin Trudeau of Canada, also paid tribute to the prince.

President Ursula von der Leyen of the European Commission announced via Twitter that he was sad. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the prince would be sorely missed.

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