Passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE

On behalf of the American people, I wish to offer my deepest condolences to the royal family and the people of the United Kingdom on the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

His Royal Highness embodied an uncompromising sense of duty to country, from his time in service during World War II to his decades serving the British people alongside Queen Elizabeth II.  He was a true friend to the United States.  We honor his memory and will remember his dedication to duty and friendship for years to come.