According to Buckingham Palace, the funeral of the husband of Queen Elizabeth II – Prince Philip is scheduled for Saturday, April 17
World leaders, including the President of the United States, have honored the memory of Prince Philip, consort of Queen Elizabeth II of Britain, who died on Friday at the age of 99.
A message was posted on the gates of Buckingham Palace on Friday morning: “Her Majesty the Queen announces with deep regret the death of her beloved husband, HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.”
In their statement, US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden expressed condolences on behalf of the people of the United States.
“Throughout his 99-year life, he has seen how our world has changed dramatically and repeatedly. From his service in World War II to 73 years with the Queen and his entire life in front of the public, Prince Philip has been delighted to devote himself to the people of Great Britain, the Commonwealth, and his family. The impact of his many years of selfless government and social work is evident in the worthy deeds he supported as a trustee, in the environmental protection efforts he made, in the military personnel he supported, in the young people he inspired, and much more. … His legacy will live on not only in his family but in all the charitable undertakings that he initiated, ”the statement said.
Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle met with Queen Elizabeth II and Philip in 2009. In a statement released on Friday, they said, “Prince Philip was a very benevolent man with a sharp mind and consistently good humor … We will miss him greatly.”
According to a Buckingham Palace report, cited by Reuters, Prince Philip’s funeral is scheduled for Saturday, April 17.