Former President and First Lady Donald and Melania Trump offered condolences to the British royal family upon the loss of Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, Prince Philip, who died at home in Windsor Castle on Friday at age 99.
“The world mourns the passing of Prince Philip, a man who embodied the noble soul and proud spirit of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. Melania and I send our deepest and most profound condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and to the entire Royal Family,” Trump said in a statement. “We send our most heartfelt sympathies to the British people. This is an irreplaceable loss for Great Britain, and for all who hold dear our civilization.”
Trump further said Prince Philip embodied “dignity and grace” and “the quiet reserve, stern fortitude, and unbending integrity” of the country.
The man known as the Duke of Edinburgh spent several weeks in London hospitals before his death and underwent a heart procedure on March 4.
He first entered the hospital on February 16.
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