PM condoles passing away of Prince Philip

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday conveyed his condolences to the British people and the Royal Family on the passing away of The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

In a tweet, PM Modi said “My thoughts are with the British people and the Royal Family on the passing away of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He had a distinguished career in the military and was at the forefront of many community service initiatives. May his soul rest in peace.”

A statement from Buckingham Palace said that Prince Philip – the Duke of Edinburgh – has died at the age of 99. He was on the Greek island of Corfu on June 10, 1921.

“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,” the Buckingham Palace statement said, adding that “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle”.

The prince married the Queen in 1947 when she was still Princess Elizabeth. She became Queen five years later. Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II had four children, eight grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. (PW News)

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