President sends condolences to Queen Elizabeth II

President Andrzej Duda on Friday offered his condolences to Queen Elizabeth II on the death of her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

Prince Philip died on Friday morning aged 99 at Windsor Castle, where he had been residing since March 16 after several weeks in hospital.

“It is with great sadness that I received the news of the death of Prince Philip,” said the president. “On my own behalf and on behalf of the Polish nation I would like to offer Her Majesty my sincerest condolences and sympathy.”

The president also wrote that the Duke of Edinburgh had been one of the symbols of the British monarchy.

Duda added that the Queen's and Prince Philip's visit to Poland in 1996 remained in the memory of many Poles.