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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde “deeply saddened” by Prince Philip’s death

By Ministério da Cultura - Assinatura do Acordo para realização Europalia- Brasil na Embaixada da Bélgica em Brasília, CC BY 2.0, Wiki Commons

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, the King and Queen of the Belgians, have sent their condolences upon the death of Prince Philip, saying that they are “deeply saddened.”

The full statement in English reads, “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”

As is tradition in Belgium, the message was also posted in the other official languages of Belgium, French and Dutch. German is also an official language of Belgium but the message was not posted in that language.