Piers Morgan, George W. Bush & More Pay Tribute To Prince Philip After Palace Confirms His Death — See The Posts

Apr. 9 2021, Updated 3:26 p.m. ET

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Just a few hours after Buckingham Palace confirmed that Prince Philip had died at 99 years old, celebrities and politicians alike paid tribute to the late Duke, who passed away at Windsor Castle on Friday, April 9.

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"It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle," the Royal Family Twitter account wrote.

“Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss. Visit http://royal.uk to read the announcement in full."

Scroll through the gallery below to see what celebrities had to say about the Duke.

Piers Morgan

Source: Piers Morgan/Twitter

"RIP Prince Philip, 99. A truly great Briton who dedicated his life to selfless public duty & was an absolute rock of devoted support to Her Majesty, The Queen, as the longest-serving royal consort to any British sovereign," the TV journalist wrote. "A very sad day for our country. Thank you, Sir."

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George W. Bush

Source: The Bush Center/Twitter

"Laura and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh," Bush said in a statement on Friday morning. "Throughout his long and remarkable life, he devoted himself to worthy causes and to others."

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Boris Johnson

Source: Boris Johnson/Twitter

“Prince Philip earned the affection of generations here in the United Kingdom, across the Commonwealth and around the world,” Johnson said in a statement. “He was an environmentalist and a champion of the natural world long before it was fashionable.”

“We remember the Duke for all of this but above all, for his steadfast support for Her Majesty the Queen, not just as her consort by her side every day of her reign but as her husband her strength and stay of more than 70 years,” Johnson said. “It is to her majesty and her family that our nation’s thoughts must turn today.”

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Tony Blair

Source: Tony Blair/Twitter

"Our whole nation will be united in sadness at the passing of Prince Philip," Blair said. "He will naturally be most recognised as a remarkable & steadfast support to the Queen over so many years. However, he should also be remembered and celebrated in his own right as a man of foresight, determination and courage. My condolences and prayers are with Her Majesty the Queen & all the Royal Family."

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Keir Starmer

Source: Keir Starmer/Twitter

"The United Kingdom has lost an extraordinary public servant in Prince Philip," the leader of the Labour Party wrote. "Prince Philip dedicated his life to our country - from a distinguished career in the Royal Navy during the Second World War to his decades of service as the Duke of Edinburgh. However, he will be remembered most of all for his extraordinary commitment and devotion to The Queen. For more than seven decades, he has been at her side. Their marriage has been a symbol of strength, stability and hope, even as the world around them changed - most recently during the pandemic. It was a partnership that inspired millions in Britain and beyond. My thoughts are with The Queen, the Royal Family and the British people as our nation comes together to mourn and remember the life of Prince Philip."

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Archbishop of Canterbury

Source: Archbishop of Canterbury/Twitter

"I join with the rest of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in mourning the loss of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh," he wrote.

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Justin Trudeau

Source: Justin Trudeau/Twitter

"It was with deep sadness that I learned of the passing of The Duke of Edinburgh today. A man of great purpose and conviction, who was motivated by a sense of duty to others, Prince Philip contributed so much to the social fabric of our country - and the world," the Canadian Prime Minister wrote.

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Ursula von der Leyen

Source: Ursula von der Leyen/Twitter

"I am saddened to hear of the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip. I would like to extend my sincere sympathy to Her Majesty The Queen, the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom on this very sad day," the EU President wrote. 

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Jake Tapper

Source: Jake Tapper/Twitter

"Sending love and prayers to our friends across the pond in mourning — may his memory be a blessing," the CNN personality wrote.

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