Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain died aged 99, Buckingham Palace announced on Friday.
The death came three weeks after the prince was released from hospital, where he had been treated for a month for an infection and then a heart problem. He was with Queen Elizabeth in some of the most challenging moments of her 69-year long reign, the longest in British history. Born in 1921 in Corfu, in Greece, Philip was also Prince of Greece and Denmark. He became a British citizen in 1947 and gave up his claim on the Greek and Danish thrones. He married the future Queen Elizabeth on 20th November 1947 at Westminster Abbey. He served in the Royal Navy until Elizabeth became queen, in 1952. From then on, he accompanied her on her official and public duties and was also involved in many charitable causes.
“Romania stands with the Royal Family and the British people in this time of sorrow”, tweeted Romanian president Klaus Iohannis after hearing about the passing of Prince Philip, expressing confidence that the Duke of Edinburgh, will be honoured for his contributions.
“I learned with great sadness about the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. RO stands with the Royal Family & the British people in this time of sorrow, expressing our condolences & full confidence that history will honour the contribution of H.R.H,” reads the official tweet.
The Royal family of Romania conveyed their “unspeakable sadness” at the news and recalled in a Facebook post that Prince Philip and King Michael, who were born on the same year, were cousins and maintained a lifelong friendship, Radio Romania International reports. “All generations in the Romanian and British Royal Families have been close, but for today’s generation, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip remain as spiritual models, fundamental sources of inspiration,” the post also reads.
President Iohannis sends message of condolences to Queen Elizabeth II: Prince Philip was an example of loyalty, verticality and dignity
President Klaus Iohannis on Friday sent a message of condolences to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and to Charles, Prince of Wales, after the passing of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the Presidential Administration informs.
“In the name of the Romanian people and in my name, I want to send my sincere condolences and deep sorrow over the huge loss suffered by Your Majesty and the entire Royal Family. His Royal Highness Prince Philip was and he remains a source of inspiration not just for millions of citizens of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, but for the entire world,” the head of state said in his message to Queen Elizabeth II.
Moreover, in his message to the Prince of Wales, Klaus Iohannis evoked the fact that Prince Philip “was an example of loyalty, verticality and dignity.” “His memory will remain in people’s minds as a remarkable personality and his departure will leave an immense void behind,” said the Romanian President.
The Royal Family of Romania expresses their unspeakable sadness at the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
The Royal Family of Romania on Friday expressed their “unspeakable sadness” at the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain.
“Her Majesty the Crown Custodian and His Royal Highness the Prince Consort, along with the entire Royal Family, learned with great sadness the news of the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The Consort of the British Sovereign passed away this morning at Windsor Castle,” reads a post on the Facebook page of the Royal Family of Romania.
According to the same source, Prince Philip and King Mihai I, born in the same year, were cousins and maintained “a lifelong friendship.”
“The Duke of Edinburgh baptized Her Majesty Margareta the Crown Custodian and cared for her in school, high school and college. Prince Philip, along with Queen Elizabeth, was always present in the life of the Romanian Royal Family. After the passing of King Mihai I, for Her Majesty Margareta, the Duke of Edinburgh was a father figure. All generations in the Romanian and British Royal Families have been close, but for today’s generation, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip remain as spiritual models, fundamental sources of inspiration,” also shows the message.
Patriarch Daniel transmits sincere condolence to the Prince of Wales and to Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II
Patriarch Daniel of the Romanian Christian Orthodox Church on Friday issued a message of condolence to the Prince of Wales, His Royal Highness Charles, on the death of his father, Prince Philip, husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.
“With deep sadness, we have received the news of the passing away, on the 9 of April 2021, of your venerable father, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. We kindly ask Your Royal Highness to transmit our sincere condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II and words of comfort to Her Majesty, in these moments of great distress. At the same time, we pray God to place his soul in the light, peace and love of the Most Holy Trinity, to console the sorrowful British Royal Family and to bless all those who in these days of mourning show respect to late Prince Philip’s memory. May his memory be eternal!” reads the official message.
Compiled from Radio Romania International and Agerpres