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King Carl XVI Gustaf pays tribute to Prince Philip: “His service to his country will remain an inspiration to us all”


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King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh today after the Duke’s death at Windsor Castle. The King said, “His service to his country will remain an inspiration to us all.”

In his full condolence message to Queen Elizabeth, the King of Sweden remarked: “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 relationship 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.”

Prince Philip would have celebrated his 100th birthday in June.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.