World leaders; President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, U.S. President Joe Biden, President Emmanuel Macron of France, and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, have expressed their condolences at the death of Prince Philip.
President Buhari said: “The death of the Duke of Edinburgh is the end of an era. Prince Philip was one of the greatest and publicly recognisable international figures whose contributions to the Commonwealth will be remembered for generations to come.
The President also commiserated with the government of the United Kingdom, the members of the Commonwealth “for the sad loss of this royal and indeed global icon.”
Bidens said in a statement, “On behalf of all the people of the United States, we send our deepest condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the entire Royal Family, and all the people of the United Kingdom on the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.”
He died at age 99.
“Over the course of his 99-year life, he saw our world change dramatically and repeatedly,” the statement said.
“Prince Philip gladly dedicated himself to the people of the UK, the Commonwealth, and to his family,” the Bidens said, adding that he would be remembered especially for “the impact of his decades of devoted public service.”
French President Emmanuel Macron also joined in paying tribute to Prince Philip for the “exemplary life” he lived.
His life was “defined by bravery, a sense of duty and commitment to the youth and the environment,” Macron wrote in English on Twitter on Friday.
He expressed his sincere condolences to Queen Elizabeth II, the British royal family, and the British people
Meanwhile, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, tweeted, “The death of Prince Philip fills me with great sadness.
“His friendship towards Germany, his straightforwardness, and his sense of duty will remain unforgotten.”