All living former US presidents pay tribute to Prince Phillip of England, who died on Friday at the age of 99.
Current President Joe Biden also issued a statement praising Duke Edinburgh’s “life of service to Britain.”
About 18 presidents were elected in the Duke’s life. Queen Elizabeth II met 12 US Presidents during her reign. Often there is a husband on her side.
Speaking from the White House, Mr. Byden described the prince as “one of the men.”
“His life of service to Britain and the entire federation has long been visible to everyone,” he said.
“I think he will be overlooked, especially in England. At the age of 99, he never slowed down. I respect the devil.”
Mr Biden will reportedly meet the Queen at Buckingham Palace in June.
On Friday, White House spokesman Jen Psaki said it had not yet been decided whether the president would attend the Duke’s funeral.
He and his wife, First Lady Jill Byden, also issued a joint statement praising Prince Phillip’s “Decades of Dedicated Public Services.”
His legacy is “clear to what he deserves as a patron, his commitment to the environment he defended, the members of the military he supported, the youth he stimulated, etc.” It was.
Donald Trump, who last visited the royal family in 2019, described Prince Phillip as “a man who embodies the noble soul and proud spirit of England and the Commonwealth.”
He described Prince Phillip’s death as “an irreplaceable loss for Britain and for all who value our civilization.”
“Prince Phillip defined the dignity and elegance of Britain,” he said. “He anthropomorphized Britain’s quiet sanctuary, harsh indomitable spirit, and unyielding honesty.”
He added: “For the past few years, Melania and I are honored to have the opportunity to visit England.
“We saw first-hand how the monarchy symbolized and inherited the virtues of the British people-and no one did more than Prince Phillip.”
Barack Obama and his wife Michelle said Prince Phillip and the Queen were “already on the world stage for more than half a century” at the group’s first meeting.
“We didn’t know what to expect because the two Americans weren’t used to the palace and glitz. We shouldn’t have been worried,” they said.
“The Queen and Prince Phillip quickly reassured us with their elegance and generosity, turning ceremonial occasions into a much more natural and comfortable one, especially Prince Phillip, who was kind, warm, sharp-minded and constant. Had good humor. Our first introduction to the guy behind the title, and since then our admiration for him has just grown. “
Prince Phillip, then 94, during his visit in 2016 I drove Obama and had lunch at Windsor Castle.
President Obama said, “I really miss him.”
George W Bush
George W. Bush praised the Duke’s dedication to public affairs.
“Through his long and remarkable life, he devoted himself to valuable purposes and others. He represented Britain with dignity and brought endless power and support to sovereignty,” he said. I did.
He and his wife, Laura, added, “I’m lucky to have enjoyed the charm and wisdom of his company and I know how much he will be overlooked.”
Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, “We have joined people all over the world to thank him for his amazing service life.”
They met Prince Phillip and the Queen several times over the years, the couple’s statement said.
“We enjoyed every opportunity we had to visit with him for years and we are always deeply grateful for the kindness he showed us.”
Jimmy Carter, the oldest US President, ate with Prince Phillip and the Queen in 1977.
A tweet issued from a 96-year-old presidential library account says, “I’m sorry that Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has died.”