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President Iohannis: Prince Philip remains a source of inspiration

President Klaus Iohannis on Friday sent a message of condolences to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and to Charles, Prince of Wales, after the passing of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the Presidential Administration informs.

"In the name of the Romanian people and in my name, I want to send my sincere condolences and deep sorrow over the huge loss suffered by Your Majesty and the entire Royal Family. His Royal Highness Prince Philip was and he remains a source of inspiration not just for millions of citizens of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, but for the entire world," the head of state said in his message to Queen Elizabeth II.

Moreover, in his message to the Prince of Wales, Klaus Iohannis evoked the fact that Prince Philip "was an example of loyalty, verticality and dignity." "His memory will remain in people's minds as a remarkable personality and his departure will leave an immense void behind," said the Romanian President.

Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, died this morning, aged 99, according to the announcement made by the Buckingham Palace.

Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Count of Merioneth and Baron of Greenwich, also known as Philip Mountbatten, was born on June 10 1921 in Corfu, Greece, and he held the title of Prince of Greece and Denmark. 


Patriarch Daniel of the Romanian Christian Orthodox Church on Friday also issued a message of condolence to the Prince of Wales, His Royal Highness Charles, on the death of his father, Prince Philip, husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.

"With deep sadness, we have received the news of the passing away, on the 9 of April 2021, of your venerable father, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. We kindly ask Your Royal Highness to transmit our sincere condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II and words of comfort to Her Majesty, in these moments of great distress. At the same time, we pray God to place his soul in the light, peace and love of the Most Holy Trinity, to console the sorrowful British Royal Family and to bless all those who in these days of mourning show respect to late Prince Philip's memory. May his memory be eternal!" reads the official message.