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British leaders react to news of Prince Philip’s death

Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated Philip “earned the love of generations right here in Britain, throughout the Commonwealth and all over the world.”

LONDON, UK — Britain mourned the death of Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, on Friday because the BBC interrupted scheduled programming to broadcast the nationwide anthem, “God Save the Queen.”

The flag at Buckingham Palace, the queen’s residence in London, was lowered to half-staff after the announcement of Philip’s death. The Royal Family’s web site featured a black-and-white portrait of the prince, also called the Duke of Edinburgh.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated Philip “earned the love of generations right here in Britain, throughout the Commonwealth and all over the world.”

“Like the skilled carriage driver that he was, he helped to steer the royal household and the monarchy in order that it stays an establishment indisputably important to the stability and happiness of our nationwide life.”

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Keir Starmer, chief of the opposition Labour Party, was among the many first to provide his condolences, noting Philip’s lengthy file of public service, first as as a naval officer throughout World War II then throughout greater than 70 years of marriage to the queen.

“He will be remembered most of all for his extraordinary commitment and devotion to The Queen,” Starmer stated in a press release.

“For more than seven decades, he has been at her side. 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.”

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