Prince Philip has died at age 99. Buckingham Palace said the Duke of Edinburgh passed away at home. Here’s what Canadian public figures are saying about the Queen’s husband:
“Prince Philip was a man of great purpose and conviction, who was motivated by a sense of duty to others. He will be fondly remembered as a constant in the life of our Queen – a lifelong companion who was always at her side offering unfailing support as she carried out her duties.
“A family has lost a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. The thoughts of Canadians are with Queen Elizabeth II and the members of the Royal Family as they mourn such a significant loss.”
— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
“On behalf of all Ontarians, we send our deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the entire Royal Family. Prince Philip was a devoted husband, father, war hero and public servant and he will be missed by many around the world.”
— Ontario Premier Doug Ford.
“Sharon and I wish to extend our sincerest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen, the entire Royal family, as well as His Royal Highness’ friends and colleagues, in this most difficult time.”
— Former governor general David Johnston
“With love from Canada, we send our deepest condolences to the Royal Family today.”
— Canadian Armed Forces
This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 9, 2021.