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Old 04-09-2021, 11:21 AM
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Statement from the 46th President of the United States, The Hon Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.


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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.
Over the course of his 99-year life, he saw our world change dramatically and repeatedly. From his service during World War II, to his 73 years alongside the Queen, and his entire life in the public eye — Prince Philip gladly dedicated himself to the people of the UK, the Commonwealth, and to his family.
The impact of his decades of devoted public service is evident in the worthy causes he lifted up as patron, in the environmental efforts he championed, in the members of the Armed Forces that he supported, in the young people he inspired, and so much more. His legacy will live on not only through his family, but in all the charitable endeavors he shaped.
Jill and I are keeping the Queen and to Prince Philip’s children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in our hearts during this time.

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Old 04-09-2021, 11:34 AM
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May I extend my deepest sympathy to The Queen and the entire royal family at this sad time.
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Old 04-09-2021, 11:35 AM
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Thanks for sharing. Those are lovely quotes from Philip. A wise man. I love the nautical reference to going home one day; how perfect for a naval officer.
That’s beautiful. I kinda think going home is like getting on a boat. I just think about reunion and peace.
I had the same reaction as when my grandfather died- similar- not as severe. That same stomach dropping and tears I never wanted to feel again. He’s always been there. I’ll adjust. He’s probably up there booming “ get it together.”
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Old 04-09-2021, 11:36 AM
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It will certainly be difficult for the Queen and it is unfortunate that this happened so close to her birthday. But I have no doubt she will carry on. I remember that when the Queen Mother died, there was a statement that some of the Queen's engagements would have to be rescheduled. At that point, I think the Queen was almost 80. To me, that one statement defined her commitment to her country. I think Philip would expect his family to honor him by fulfilling their commitments and continuing their lives.
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Old 04-09-2021, 11:41 AM
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Very sad about Philip. RIP to a fantastic person for served the country
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Old 04-09-2021, 11:43 AM
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I saw the news earlier today.
He was a flawed but a good man, no one can say this man did not care, or did not give back to the world.
But it was expected, after Charles visit it became obvious he may not have much time anymore, and after Zara's baby being named after him.


I do hope members of the family had been able to say their goodbyes before he passed away.


I now deeply worry for The Queen, and fear the family and world would lose her in a short while from now, it is not uncommon for partners who have been together as long as they have to pass away a short time after the other does. :-(
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Old 04-09-2021, 11:46 AM
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In think the family are incredibly lucky. Before Monday it was 15 people.

But he and his family were lucky. What a life to see 6 grandchildren married and to live to see 10 great grandchildren. Two now to be named after him.

For a man from a traumatic and fragmented background to have created and see an United and by and large stable family is amazing.
Beautifully said...I’m also glad that Charles made it clear how proud he is of his Greek ancestry, and I hope Philip knew that.

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My goodness, the difference in how this is being reported...it's enough to make your head spin. While some TV presenters are almost in tears while sharing the news, others are just proving themselves to be unthinking and inconsiderate asses.

I believe it was Rhiannon Mills who seemed teary and emotional while sharing the news. However, Gayle King asked in front of the entire world if his passing was brought about by natural causes. Good heavens. Given her involvement in matters over the last couple of months she'd probably have done well to simply report the fact that a statement was issued from the palace, etc. and leave it at that and I understand that she's receiving quite the bashing on social media for her question.

It's really quite mind-boggling to see the differences in the way this is being handled by different reporters, programs, and channels.
I don’t even count Gayle King - she’s an embarrassment. The only reporters who count, as far as I’m concerned, are those from the U.K.

Those are lovely comments from President Biden
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Old 04-09-2021, 11:50 AM
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The grieving Queen is current considering revised funeral plans for her beloved husband, Prince Philip, in light of Covid restrictions. Well-wishers are being asked not to leave flowers but make a donation to charity instead. An online book of condolence has been set up.
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Old 04-09-2021, 11:56 AM
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Those are lovely comments from President Biden
Agreed. Really so many of the statements from other royal houses and world leaders have been so beautifully done and so personal and heartfelt without going overboard into the emotions that the late DoE would have found to be too over the top. I've been so heartened and impressed at how well done they've all been and how not a single one has sounded like a canned, generic, press-release type statement but how they've all been so beautifully personal. He clearly made a large and lasting impact on all of them.
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Statement from the 46th President of the United States, The Hon Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.
Lovely words.
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Such a moving video...

Seeing Philip championing causes ahead of his time, like protecting the Earth, reminds me so much of Charles...and now William. That’s one legacy he leaves. RIP 💔💔💔💔💔

https://twitter.com/hardmanr/status/...487752195?s=21
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Old 04-09-2021, 12:01 PM
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Statement from the 46th President of the United States, The Hon Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.

Statement from the 46th President of the United States, The Hon Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.


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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.
Over the course of his 99-year life, he saw our world change dramatically and repeatedly. From his service during World War II, to his 73 years alongside the Queen, and his entire life in the public eye — Prince Philip gladly dedicated himself to the people of the UK, the Commonwealth, and to his family.
The impact of his decades of devoted public service is evident in the worthy causes he lifted up as patron, in the environmental efforts he championed, in the members of the Armed Forces that he supported, in the young people he inspired, and so much more. His legacy will live on not only through his family, but in all the charitable endeavors he shaped.
Jill and I are keeping the Queen and to Prince Philip’s children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in our hearts during this time.

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Those are lovely and kind words from The President of the United States, a man who has lost many very close family members and understands loss.
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Old 04-09-2021, 12:02 PM
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Agreed. Really so many of the statements from other royal houses and world leaders have been so beautifully done and so personal and heartfelt without going overboard into the emotions that the late DoE would have found to be too over the top. I've been so heartened and impressed at how well done they've all been and how not a single one has sounded like a canned, generic, press-release type statement but how they've all been so beautifully personal. He clearly made a large and lasting impact on all of them.
I think all of them can understand what Prince Philip gave up to marry Princess and future Queen Elizabeth, and I suspect they really did admire him. He made his “job” as consort his own, much like Charles made the Prince of Wales “job” his own. I read above that The Queen would be the one to name a new DoE. Personally, I can’t imagine anyone else as DoE, and I kind of hope there isn’t a new DoE (especially as this title was created for Philip).

About Biden, he has lost so much in his life - I’m not surprised that he would strike such a compassionate, perfect note in his comments.
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Old 04-09-2021, 12:05 PM
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He lived a life filled with acts we can all admire...if nothing else simply that he did not "retire" until his 90's! But I particularly remember him walking behind the casket of Princess Diana in her funeral cortege. I don't know whether or not his "position" required him to do so, but it seemed to me the act of a great gentleman.
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Old 04-09-2021, 12:06 PM
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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh was one of my first English words beyond nursery rhymes, literally. As my mother taught me my first real English, she explained about Great Britain (the Commonwealth was past my young understanding at the time), Queen Elizabeth and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. I remember I asked why he wasn't a king and I got the explanation about the lines of "so he doesn't overshadow his wife and Queen. His life has been all about serving her."


RIP, Your Royal Highness.
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Old 04-09-2021, 12:08 PM
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I read above that The Queen would be the one to name a new DoE. Personally, I can’t imagine anyone else as DoE, and I kind of hope there isn’t a new DoE (especially as this title was created for Philip).
I'm not sure now exactly which reporter or historian I read it from this morning but I did read that because of the way the LP was written in 1947 for him to become DoE, the title passed to Charles immediately upon his death. However, once Charles becomes king the title will merge with the Crown and then be recreated for Edward in line with the wishes of HM and the late DoE.
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Old 04-09-2021, 12:13 PM
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Such sad news, and so unexpected, despite his age.

Truly a remarkable man, with such a strong sense of duty and of humor.
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Old 04-09-2021, 12:15 PM
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I read above that The Queen would be the one to name a new DoE. Personally, I can’t imagine anyone else as DoE, and I kind of hope there isn’t a new DoE (especially as this title was created for Philip).
As the eldest son, Prince Charles is now the Duke of Edinburgh. Once Charles accedes to the throne and the title merges with the Crown, Prince Edward will be created the next Duke of Edinburgh.
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Old 04-09-2021, 12:16 PM
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The reaction to Prince Philip's death on social media like Tumblr, Instagram or Twitter is making me sick. People cannot respect that a great man died today.
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Old 04-09-2021, 12:16 PM
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It was stated long ago that Edward woudl become Duke of Edinburgh in due course.. and there has been another Duke of Ed besides Philip.....
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