In a telegram sent by the Vatican’s secretary of state and made public on Saturday, Francis said he was “伤心” to learn of Philip’s death on Friday at age 99.
He also offered 伊丽莎白女王二世 “heartfelt condolences” for the loss of her husband of 73 年份
“Recalling Prince Philip’s devotion to his marriage and family, his distinguished record of public service and his commitment to the education and advancement of future generations, His Holiness commends him to the merciful love of Christ our Redeemer,” read the telegram sent in the pontiff’s name.
“Upon you and upon all who grieve his loss in the sure hope of the resurrection, the Holy Father invokes the Lord’s blessings of consolation and peace,” the message concluded.
菲利普亲王, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that mostly defined his life, 星期五去世, Buckingham Palace said.
“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, 爱丁堡公爵. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle,” 声明如下.
Philip and the queen were married for 73 年份. During England’s coronavirus lockdown, he had been staying at Windsor Castle, west of London, with the 94-year-old reigning monarch.
二月. 16, Philip was admitted to a London hospital after feeling unwell. On March 3, 他 underwent a procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital before being transferred back to King Edward VII hospital on March 5 and ultimately released home on March 16.
He is the longest-serving royal consort in British history. He and the queen have four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.