President Solih sends his condolences to British Royal Family

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih | Photo: The President's Office

Malé, Maldives – President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has sent his condolences and sympathies to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and the people of the UK on the passing of Prince Philip.

In a tweet he posted a short while ago, President Solih stated the Prince Phillip was a staunch exemplar of public service and that Maldivians fondly recall his visit to Maldives with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in 1972.

Buckingham Palace had confirmed that Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and lifelong husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II had passed away today at the age of 99. In an announcement made by Buckingham Palace earlier today stated that the Duke of Edinburg passed away this morning at Windsor Castle.

On Feb. 16, Prince Philip was admitted to a London hospital after feeling unwell. On March 3, he underwent a procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital before being transferred back to King Edward VII hospital on March 5 and ultimately released home on March 16. 

Prince Philip married then-Princess Elizabeth in 1947 and is the longest-serving royal consort in British history. He and the queen have four children, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.