Prince Philip dead – Candace Owens & George W Bush mourn Duke ‘for representing UK with dignity & admirable patriotism'

CANDACE Owens and George W Bush mourn Prince Philip for "representing the UK with dignity and admirable patriotism."

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.

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."

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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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