Politicians and Celebrities React To The Death Of Prince Phillip, Duke Of Edinburgh

Many have flooded social media with tributes to - and anecdotes about meeting - Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, who has died at the age of 99 this morning.

Prince Phillip tributes

by Rhiannon Evans |
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Politicians and celebrities are paying tribute to Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, who died this morning.

The Royal Family made this statement: '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.'

This is how the BBC formally announced the death of Prince Phillip.

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said: 'We mourn today with Her Majesty the Queen, we offer our condolences to her and all her family and we give thanks as a nation and a kingdom for the extraordinary work of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.'

Carrie Symonds wrote: 'An incredible life devoted to the Queen, his family and our country.'

Labour leader of the opposition Keir Starmer paid tribute to Prince Phillip's devotion to The Queen, saying: 'Their marriage has been a symbol of strength, stability and hope, even as the world around them changed - most recently during the pandemic.

'It was a partnership that inspired millions in Britain and beyond.'

British Astronaut Tim Peake also commented on their conversations about helicopters.

Greg Jenner wrote of his sadness.

Royal Biographer Ingrid Stewart paid tribute

Journalist Piers Morgan thanks Prince Phillip for his service.

And his former GMB colleague Susanna Reid also tweeted.

Comedian Katy Brand wrote:

Carol Vorderman shared a story of meeting the Queen and Prince Phillip.

Celebrity tributes continue to flow for Prince Phillip online.

Alastair Campbell tweeted a poignant quote by The Queen.

Many have shared their memories of intelligent and engaged conversations with Prince Phillip.

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