HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Following Friday’s announcement from Buckingham Palace about the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, the royal houses of Europe have joined together in sending their condolences to The Queen and the British Royal Family. You can find a selection of these messages below.

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Albania

Crown Prince Leka of Albania has expressed his condolences:

The Albanian Royal Family expresses it’s sincere condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the British Royal Family for the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philip will be dearly missed and his incredible life remembered. With our prayers!

Austria
 
Archduke Ferdinand of Austria has expressed his condolences:

Prince Philip’s humour, courage & dedication will always be an example to us. My condolences to the British Royal Family and all of Great Britain.

Belgium
 
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians have expressed their condolences:
Deeply saddened by the passing away of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. We wish to express our deepest condolences to Her Majesty The Queen, the British Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom. 

Philippe and Mathilde
Denmark
 
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has expressed her condolences:

Her Majesty The Queen has today sent personal condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in connection with the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.⁣

Prince Philip was born in 1921 as Prince of Greece and Denmark and was a great-grandchild of Christian IX.⁣ A portrait of Prince Philip was painted by the Australian-born artist Ralph Heimans in 2017. In the painting, Prince Philip wears the Danish Order of the Elephant.

France
 
Prince Jean, Count of Paris, has expressed his condolences:
The Duke of Edinburgh esteemed a lot France and French people. His sense of duty was much appraised. We shall miss his phlegm and elegance. Deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and all the British Royal Family, on behalf of the French Royal Family.
Greece
 
King Constantine II of Greece has expressed his condolences:

Prince Philip was a remarkable man who dedicated his entire life to duty and service for his country and the Commonwealth.

My sorrow is even deeper because of our close family ties. He will be deeply missed by all of us.

He was a man of great character who will be remembered for his forward-thinking, sharp wit and his constant encouraging support to HM Queen Elizabeth II.

 

Constantine R. 

Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece has expressed his condolences:

With deep sadness, but with the joy of reflecting upon a life lived through outstanding dedication and devotion to his country, family and, of course, to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, my family and I remember HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He was born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark in Mon Repos, our home on the Island of Corfu, on 10th June 1921, the only son of Prince Andrew (Andreas) and Princess Alice of Greece. 

Uncle Philip, as he was known to us, has been a very loved member of the extended Greek family and of course a strong connection for us to Britain where my brother Philippos was born and given his name by my parents. As I reflect on his life, I feel immensely proud of him: of his bravery in World War II and of the way he overcame the challenges of exile in his formative early life. He was by any conceivable standard, the most remarkable servant to the Sovereign and to the United Kingdom, his adopted country, and to the Commonwealth. He was armed with the determination, compassion, vision and steadfast loyalty which were at the core of his ability to support the Queen in their united stability amidst the shifting tides of the past century and beyond. At the coronation he swore to be his wife’s “liege man of life and limb”, which he carried out unfalteringly, unquestioningly.  

He will be remembered by over 700 organisations as President or Patron and for the Duke of Edinburgh Award that since 1956 has had 8million young participants. He took great pleasure in his relationship with the Armed forces and the life of the men and women serving them. 

Prince Philip did not like to dwell on things: he was a doer, with great vigour and energy. It has been said that the life of the dead is placed into the memory of the living and this will be compellingly true of the memories of our time spent with him – the hilarity, the stories, the seemingly limitless interests – will always be treasured. 

Our thoughts and prayers are today with HM Queen Elizabeth II and her own family, for whom the sense of loss will be very hard to bear; and yet I know that the joy of reflecting upon his extraordinary life will be a source of immense comfort and pride.

Luxembourg
 
Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg has expressed his condolences:

Your Majesty,

The Grand Duchess and I are deeply saddened to learn of the passing away of Your dear husband, Prince Philip.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s longstanding service for Your country is unparalleled, starting in the Royal Navy, where Prince Philip excelled in several battles during Second World War. He brought the same discipline and intelligence to his activities as Prince Consort and will be fondly and respectfully remembered for his strong support and dedication to Your Majesty, Your family and the United Kingdom.

Personally, we hold many great memories of our meetings over the past decades. Not only his earnest commitment to social and environmental causes, but also his wit and humour impressed us deeply. The friendship that Your Majesty and His Royal Highness shared with my late parents still holds a special meaning for my family.

Together with the people of Luxembourg, we send Your Majesty, Your family and the people of the United Kingdom our sincere condolences and deepest sympathies.

Henri

The Netherlands
 
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands in addition to Princess Beatrix have expressed their condolences:

It is with great respect that we remember His Royal Highness Prince Philip. Throughout his long life, he committed himself with dedication to the British people and to his many duties and responsibilities. His lively personality never ceased to leave an unforgettable impression. Our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy goes out to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and all the members of the Royal Family.

Norway
 
King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway have expressed their condolences:

“Our thoughts are with Queen Elizabeth and the rest of her family. We also send our condolences to the British people,” said His Majesty King Harald.

His Majesty has decided that a flag will be flown at half-mast from the Palace balcony today and on the day of the funeral.

Romania
 
The Custodian of the Crown Margareta and Prince Radu have expressed their condolences:

Her Majesty the Custodian of the Romanian Crown and HRH Prince Radu, as well as the Romanian Royal Family, learned with profound sadness and immense sorrow the news of the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

The consort to the British Sovereign passed away this morning at Windsor Castle.

Prince Philip and King Michael, born in the same year, were cousins and maintained a lifelong friendship. The Duke of Edinburgh was the godfather of Her Majesty Margareta. Prince Philip, along with Queen Elizabeth II, were always present in the life of the Romanian Royal Family.

After the passing away of King Michael, for Margareta Custodian of the Crown the Duke of Edinburgh was a father figure. All generations of the Romanian and British Royal Families have been close, but for today’s generation, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip remain as spiritual models and fundamental sources of inspiration.

Serbia
 
Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia have expressed their condolences:

TRH Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine and the entire Royal Family received with great sadness the news that HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the husband of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, godmother of the Crown Prince, passed away today.

The whole life of Prince Philip was dedicated to the service of the British Crown and the people. He is survived by his wife, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, four children, eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Prince Philip was the son of the Greek and Danish Prince Andrew, the brother of the Greek King Constantine, the maternal great-grandfather of the Crown Prince Alexander.

Crown Prince Alexander and the Royal Family had a good cousin, a sincere friend in the late Duke, whose memory will live forever. His departure will create a great void in the hearts of all who knew him.

Spain
 
King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain have expressed their condolences:

Dear Aunt Lillibet,

We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing away of dear Uncle Philip. In these sad moments, we would like to send you our most heartfelt condolences on behalf of the government and people of Spain, and all our sympathy and support. We will never forget the moments that we shared with him and the legacy of service and dedication to the Crown and the United Kingdom by your side. Our thoughts and prayers are with Your Majesty and the whole family.

With all our love and affection,

Felipe and Letizia

Sweden
 
King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden have expressed their condolences:

The Queen and I were deeply saddened to learn of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

Prince Philip has been a great friend of our family for many years, a relation which we have deeply valued.

His service to his country will remain an inspiration to us all.

We offer our sincere condolences to Her Majesty The Queen, The Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom.

CARL GUSTAF

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If you would like to send your condolences to The Queen and the Royal Family, please visit the Royal Family’s website: https://www.royal.uk

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