Heads of state, dignitaries and social media users took to Twitter to offer words of support to Queen Elizabeth II and Britain following Prince Philip’s passing.
Reaction to the news has been mixed with tributes and mockery pouring in on social media.
Britain’s longest serving consort passed away at Windsor Castle at the age of 99, two months before the centenary of his birth.
Among those offering the words of comfort to the British people are the presidents of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa and that of the United States of America, Joe Biden.
Message of condolence on the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh https://t.co/OxUnZ289de
— Presidency | South Africa 🇿🇦 (@PresidencyZA) April 9, 2021
Prince Philip’s legacy will live on not only through his family, but in all the charitable endeavors he shaped. Jill and I are keeping the Queen and Prince Philip’s children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and the people of the United Kingdom in our hearts during this time.
— President Biden (@POTUS) April 9, 2021
Through his extraordinary example, His Royal Highness Prince Philip proved that true partnership has room for both ambition and selflessness — all in service of something greater. Our thoughts are with Her Majesty the Queen, the Royal Family, and the British people. pic.twitter.com/qbH2ycbcaA
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 9, 2021
My sincere condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the good people of Britain on the transition of PRINCE PHILIP at the age of 99… May his soul rest in peace… pic.twitter.com/vJHI9CVfBl
— Dele Momodu Ovation (@DeleMomodu) April 9, 2021
On behalf of people of UAE, I extend my sincere condolences to Queen Elizabeth II & the people of United Kingdom over the demise of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.A close friend to the UAE & other nations, he will always be remembered for his devotion to his country and people pic.twitter.com/5Nzqvdypp7
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) April 9, 2021
Can not comprehend just how much pain the queen & royal family are going through. The UK lost a real treasure today R.I.P Prince Philip & sending all love & condolences to all effected by this grt mans loss xxxxx 🙏😇😱🤗😱😇🙏 xxxxx
— Sim k (@simik_5) April 9, 2021
God bless you Prince Philip. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/qFsxKBcxhu
— Eugene Michael Simon (@Eugene_Simon) April 9, 2021
I was truly saddened by the news about the loss of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He was a person widely-known to more than one generation of the people of United Kingdom and Europe as a whole. My sincere condolences to HM The Queen and to all British people.
— Emanuelis Zingeris (@Zingeris) April 9, 2021
In London, cabs lined the streets to honour the late Prince.
— London Taxi Radio (@LondonTaxiRadio) April 9, 2021
While others gathered outside Buckingham Palace to place flowers at the gate.
— Greatest Hits Radio News (@GHRnewsUK) April 9, 2021
However, others have took to social media to express their disdain at the late Prince. Others jokingly pointed out that he is going to hell.
prince philip at the gates of hell pic.twitter.com/pIlluahezu
— doing the nae nae rn nya (@alpaca_tea) April 9, 2021
The Duke of Edinburgh finally went to hell
— KD (@DOSEOFSHAYD) April 9, 2021
Princess Diana when Philip tries to enter heaven pic.twitter.com/UPQDHZNmd2
— Saint Hoax (@SaintHoax) April 9, 2021
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex the wife of Prince Harry along with Piers Morgan also started trending as users speculated that Morgan would somehow blame Meghan for Prince Philip’s passing. This follows her accusing the British royal family of racism, lying, and pushing her to the brink of suicide.
Piers Morgan trying to make this about Meghan Markle pic.twitter.com/9c40ppJlbX
— Ed Dan 🌹 (@decedant99) April 9, 2021
Palace: Prince Philip has died
Piers: Well clearly this is Meghan's fault… pic.twitter.com/mpNxlvD4SE
— EssinemLFC (@essinem7) April 9, 2021