Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, died yesterday at the age of 99. Tributes have been pouring in from politicians around the world. Celebrities have also offered their thoughts, with Elton was among them.
On his Instagram page, the pop veteran thanked him for a ”life of dedicated service” and sent condolences to ”Her Majesty The Queen and the entire family.”
posted the following online:
”My sincerest condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and to all the Royal Family on the passing of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.”
Mick Jagger wrote that he was very saddened by the news.
”Alongside his extensive charitable work, he was a very active patron of many of the sports organisations my father worked for and helped so many young sports men and women.”
Boy George said: ”Very sad news about Prince Philip. He was a character. Like a very naughty grandfather. RIP. God bless the Queen!”
Catherine Zeta-Jones sent a message, alongside a picture of the Queen and Prince Philip in their younger days, thanking him for his ”unwavering commitment to our Queen and country.”
Piers Morgan tweeted: ”A truly great Briton who dedicated his life to selfless public duty and was an absolute rock of devoted support to Her Majesty, The Queen, as the longest-serving royal consort to any British sovereign.”
Flags are flying at half-mast on government buildings and will do so until the morning after Prince Philip’s funeral, the date of which has yet to be announced.