Former colonies India, Australia and Canada pay tribute to Prince Philip

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said, “The entire Commonwealth family comes with condolences and gratitude for the death and life of Prince Philip. God bless you.”

In a statement, the head of the Australian government insisted that the prince was “incarnating a generation that would not return”, and ordered the country’s flag to be placed at half-mast.

“My thoughts are with the British people and the royal family,” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote in a message on the social network Twitter.

“He has made a remarkable career in the military and has been at the forefront of many social initiatives. May he live in peace,” he said.

In Ottawa, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in his first reaction to Prince Philip’s death, highlighted “a man of faith and principles, animated by a sense of duty to others”.

“We shall remember him as a pillar in the life of our queen”, the Emperor of Canada, waking up “the companion of a lifetime”.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Elizabeth II’s Prince Concert, died today at the age of 99, Buckingham Palace announced.

“It is with great sadness that the Queen, the Queen, announces the death of her beloved husband, her Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Network Twitter.

On June 10, the 100-year-old prince was recently left at the hospital, where he underwent heart surgery and returned to Windsor Palace.

Born of the title of Prince of Greece and Denmark, Philippe is known for his special understanding of Mountbatten, the oldest union in the history of the British monarchy.

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As Britain’s oldest consort, Philippe made more than 22,000 individual public commitments, and was often humorously described as “the most experienced plaque inaugurator in the world”.

He stepped down from public functions in 2017 and it became rare to see Prince Philip in public, except when he attended major family events.

Cory Weinberg

About the author: Cory Weinberg

Cory Weinberg covers the intersection of tech and cities. That means digging into how startups and big tech companies are trying to reshape real estate, transportation, urban planning, and travel. Previously, he reported on Bay Area housing and commercial real estate for the San Francisco Business Times. He received a "best young journalist" award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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