President Joe Biden Makes Heartfelt Speech About Prince Philip After Arriving In The U.K., Says 'I Know There Are A Lot Of People Feeling His Absence'

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Jun. 11 2021, Published 11:25 a.m. ET

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After landing in the U.K., President Joe Biden took time out of his day to speak about Prince Philip on what would have been his 100th birthday.

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"First I would like to express our condolences on behalf of Jill and I to her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the entire royal family and the people of the United Kingdom," he began on June 10. "Today would have been Prince Philip's 100th birthday. I know there are a lot of people feeling his absence today."

Biden was not the only person to speak about Philip, who died on April 9 at 99 years old.

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In fact, several members of the royal family wrote sweet notes about the late Duke.

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"Remembering The Duke of Edinburgh, on what would have been his 100th birthday. 📷 1 - The Duke transfers his role of Colonel-in-Chief of the Rifles to The Duchess of Cornwall, during a joint ceremony at Windsor Castle and Highgrove in July 2020 (PA). 📷 2 - The young Prince Charles welcomes his father home from a trip to Malta in 1951 (PA)," Prince Charles and Camilla's Instagram account captioned two photos.

"Today we remember His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, on what would have been his 100th birthday," Prince William and Kate Middleton wrote. "Last week, The Queen was gifted a Duke of Edinburgh rose by @The_RHS, of which Her Majesty is Patron. Visit @RoyalFamily to see more."

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Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth honored her husband by planting a rose at Windsor Castle.

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"Last week, The Queen was given a Duke of Edinburgh rose to mark what would have been The Duke's 100th birthday," the caption read. "The rose was gifted by @the_rhs , of which The Queen is Patron. Named in The Duke's memory, the rose is planted in the East Terrace Garden, Windsor Castle. In 1956 His Royal Highness founded The @dofeuk Award scheme which he described as a ‘do-it-yourself growing up kit.’"

The message continued, "For every Duke of Edinburgh Rose sold, a donation will be made to The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Living Legacy Fund. The Fund will give a million more young people, from all circumstances and backgrounds, the opportunity to achieve a DofE Award. Each rose purchased will help establish new DofE centres, deepen existing support, and train thousands more Leaders and volunteers. Head to our stories to find out more ➡️."

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