Prince Philip dead: World's media pays tribute to 'Queen's shadow'

‘Farewell to the Queen’s shadow’: The world’s media unites in grief as the Duke of Edinburgh is mourned around the globe

The world’s media has paid tribute to Prince Philip today after it was announced the Hertog van Edinburgh is oorlede op die ouderdom van 99.

News websites across the globefrom Europe to the USA, Australia and Asiaall ran the story at the top of their pages as a fitting tribute to a man whose life and legacy meant so much to so many.

German newspaper Bild paid tribute to him as ‘the Queen’s greatest support’ terwyl Italië‘S Die Repubblica referred to him as ‘the Queen’s discreet shadow’, and the ‘only one who could say to the QueenShut Up”‘.

Germany newspaper Bild wrote its website's front page: The Queen mourns her husband. Prince Philip is dead. The 99-year-old fell asleep peacefully at Windsor Castle

Germany newspaper Bild wrote its website’s front page: The Queen mourns her husband. Prince Philip is dead. The 99-year-old fell asleep peacefully at Windsor Castle

Farewell to Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's discreet shadow for over 70 jare. The only one who could say to the Queen "Shut up" - the headline on Italy's La Repubblica

Farewell to Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth’s discreet shadow for over 70 jare. The only one who could say to the Queen “Bly stil” – the headline on Italy’s La Repubblica

Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf also paid tribute, calling Philip ‘a good friend of our family [en] a friendship we have placed great value on.

‘His contribution to his country is an example for all of us. We extend our condolences to Her Majesty the Queen, the Royal Family and the people of Great Britain,’ hy het bygevoeg.

News of Philip’s passing made its way around the world after Buckingham Palace issued a statement on Friday afternoon saying that Prince Philip had died ‘peacefullythat morning at Windsor Castle.

The duke had spent his final days at Windsor with his wife after a 28-night stay in hospital having been admitted in mid-February for an infection and a pre-existing heart condition.

Her Majesty announced her husband’s death at midday. Buckingham Palace said in a statement: waar hy na verwagting in Frogmore Gardens begrawe sal word, waar hy na verwagting in Frogmore Gardens begrawe sal word, Hertog van Edinburgh.

waar hy na verwagting in Frogmore Gardens begrawe sal word. waar hy na verwagting in Frogmore Gardens begrawe sal word. waar hy na verwagting in Frogmore Gardens begrawe sal word.

His death plunges the nation and the Royal Family into mourning, waar hy na verwagting in Frogmore Gardens begrawe sal word, waar hy na verwagting in Frogmore Gardens begrawe sal word.

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terwyl wette nie die koninklike toestemming gegee sal word nie en staatsake ook onderbreek sal word, terwyl wette nie die koninklike toestemming gegee sal word nie en staatsake ook onderbreek sal word – terwyl wette nie die koninklike toestemming gegee sal word nie en staatsake ook onderbreek sal word.