Duterte sends condolences to Britain on Prince Philip’s death
MANILA, Philippines —President Rodrigo Duterte extended his condolences to the United Kingdom and members of the royal family on Friday in the wake of the death of Queen Elizabeth’s husband, Prince Philip.
“On behalf of the Filipino people, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte extends his deep condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the passing of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement.
Buckingham Palace said Prince Philip “passed away peacefully” at Windsor Castle. He was 99.
“The Philippines and the United Kingdom have strong bilateral ties and we share the grief of the British people in this period of bereavement,” Roque said.
“We pray for the eternal repose of his soul and for The Royal Family to find strength in this time of mourning,” he added.
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