Death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh President Ramkalawan sends message of condolence to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II |10 April 2021
On behalf of the government and people of the Republic of Seychelles, President Wavel Ramkalawan has extended a message of condolence to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II upon hearing of the passing of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
“His Royal Highness Prince Philip was a dedicated public servant, committed to numerous causes which he served with passion and integrity and a steadfast companion and support to Your Majesty and to the Royal Family,” conveyed President Ramkalawan.
President Ramkalawan also highlighted that “for over six decades, Prince Philip served the Crown, the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth with great dignity, distinction and honour. We in Seychelles treasure memories of His Royal Highness’ and Your Majesty’s joint visit to our Country in 1972, which we remember with much warmth and fondness. His Royal Highness shall be deeply missed but his legacy lives on and will continue to inspire us, as will his numerous achievements.”
“On behalf of the government and people of the Republic of Seychelles, and on my own behalf, I offer my deep and heartfelt condolences to Your Majesty, to the Royal family and to the government and people of the United Kingdom,” concluded the President.
Prince Philip, the Greece-born royal who as the husband of Queen Elizabeth II was the longest-serving consort to a British sovereign, died yesterday. He was 99.
“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this (Friday) morning at Windsor Castle,” the Royal Family announced. “Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”
His death came 12 days before Queen Elizabeth’s 95th birthday on April 21.
Press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs