World leaders pay tribute to 'steadfast' prince

Sun Online Desk

11th April, 2021 01:06:17 printer

World leaders pay tribute to 'steadfast' prince


Monarchs, heads of state and prime ministers across the world have sent heartfelt tributes following the death of Prince Philip at the age of 99.

Europe's royal households and Commonwealth leaders alike praised the Duke of Edinburgh's public service.

Joe Biden described the duke as a "heck of a guy", and all living former US presidents also sent tributes.

Meanwhile, commemorative church services and remembrance ceremonies were planned on Sunday.

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison attended a church service in Sydney. He earlier described the duke as "a man who was steadfast, who could be relied upon, who always [stood] by his Queen".

The service at St Andrews Cathedral was attended by senior dignitaries, and the amended programme included prayers for the Royal Family and a naval hymn in honour of Prince Philip.