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Canadians react to Prince Philip’s death, announced Friday

THE CANADIAN PRESS | posted Friday, Apr 9th, 2021

Prince Philip has died at age 99. Buckingham Palace said the Duke of Edinburgh passed away at home. Here’s what Canadian public figures are saying about the Queen’s husband:

“Prince Philip was a man of great purpose and conviction, who was motivated by a sense of duty to others. He will be fondly remembered as a constant in the life of our Queen – a lifelong companion who was always at her side offering unfailing support as she carried out her duties.

“A family has lost a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. The thoughts of Canadians are with Queen Elizabeth II and the members of the Royal Family as they mourn such a significant loss.”

— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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“On behalf of all Ontarians, we send our deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the entire Royal Family. Prince Philip was a devoted husband, father, war hero and public servant and he will be missed by many around the world.”

— Ontario Premier Doug Ford.

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“Sharon and I wish to extend our sincerest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen, the entire Royal family, as well as His Royal Highness’ friends and colleagues, in this most difficult time.”

— Former governor general David Johnston

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“With love from Canada, we send our deepest condolences to the Royal Family today.”

— Canadian Armed Forces

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 9, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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