PRESIDENT Samia Suluhu Hassan has joined world leaders in paying tribute to Prince Philip who died Friday at the age of 99.
The President conveyed her condolence message through her twitter handle @ SuluhuSamia saying Tanzania is standing with the people of the United Kingdom in mourning.
“On behalf of the government and the people of the United Republic of Tanzania, I convey my heartfelt condolences to you Your Majesty and through you to the People of the United Kingdom following the sudden demise of Prince Phillip,” read in part the tweet of President Samia.
Other leaders who paid their tribute include Joe Biden of the United States “On behalf of all the people of the United States, we send our deepest condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the entire Royal Family, and all the people of the United Kingdom on the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh,” Biden said in a statement.
Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced. A statement issued by the palace just after midday spoke of the Queen’s “deep sorrow” following his death at Windsor Castle on Friday morning.
The Duke of Edinburgh, who was the longest-serving consort in British history, had returned to Windsor on 16 March after a month in hospital.
“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty the Queen announces the death of her beloved husband,” the palace said. “The Royal Family joins with people around the world in mourning his loss.”
Speaking at Downing Street, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he “inspired the lives of countless young people”.
He said Prince Phillip has earned the affection of generations here in the United Kingdom, across the Commonwealth, and around the world.
Meanwhile, Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, said he “consistently put the interests of others ahead of his own and, in so doing, provided an outstanding example of Christian service”.