Prince Philip dead – Biden & Candace Owens mourn Duke who 'dedicated himself to people of UK & Commonwealth'
JOE Biden and Candace Owens have mourned Prince Philip who "dedicated himself to people of the UK and Commonwealth."
The Duke of Edinburgh, who had been married to the Queen for 73 years and described as her constant strength, passed away "peacefully" at Windsor Castle this morning.
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Following the devastating news, tributes began pouring in for the late prince.
In a statement, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden sent their "deepest condolences" to the Queen "on behalf of all the people of the United States."
"Over the course of his 99-year life, he saw our world change dramatically and repeatedly. From his service during World War II, to his 73 years alongside the Queen, and his entire life in the public eye – Prince Philip gladly dedicated himself to the people of the UK, the Commonwealth, and to his family."
The Biden's went on to appreciate Prince Philip's devotion to public service, environmental efforts, his support for the Armed Forces and the young people he inspired.
"His legacy will live on not only through his family, but in all the charitable endeavors he shaped," the statement read.
The pair then concluded the statement, saying that they are keeping the Queen and Prince Philp's family "in our hearts during this time."
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Former President George W Bush released a statement saying: "Laura and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
"Throughout his long and remarkable life, he devoted himself to worthy causes and to others. He represented the United Kingdom with dignity and brought boundless strength and support to the sovereign.
"Laura and I are fortunate to have enjoyed the charm and wit of his company, and we know how much he will be missed. We join those around the world offering heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the entire Royal Family."
Former President Jimmy Carter's official Presidential Library and Museum Twitter page shared a photograph of Carter with the prince at a dinner while attending the G7 Summit in London in 1977.
"We are sorry to hear that Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has passed away," the photograph was captioned.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi provided a statement on behalf of the US Congress.
"The US Congress extends condolences over the passing of Prince Philip, whose life was distinguished by an inspiring ethic of dedicated service," Pelosi wrote.
"May it be a comfort to Her Majesty & the Royal family that so many mourn with & pray for them at this sad time."
Right-wing commentator Candace Owens paid her condolences to the duke.
"We all should all be so blessed to lead a life of admirable patriotism, service and marriage to the love of our lives for over 70 years," she wrote.
"Rest In Peace, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh."
CCN anchor Jake Tapper shared an old photograph of the prince, adding: "Sending love and prayers to our friends across the pond in mourning — may his memory be a blessing."
Controversial British journalist Piers Morgan, who was recently interviewed by Tucker Carlson on his opinions on the Royal Family, also expressed his sympathy.
"A truly great Briton who dedicated his life to selfless public duty & was an absolute rock of devoted support to Her Majesty, The Queen, as the longest-serving royal consort to any British sovereign," he wrote.
"A very sad day for our country. Thank you, Sir."
The Queen today shared a poignant photo of Philip as she talked of her "deep sorrow" in a heartfelt tribute to her "beloved" husband.
A statement from Buckingham Palace said: "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.
"Further announcements will made in due course.
"The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss."
The royal passed away two months and one day short of what would have been his 100th birthday.
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