KING PASSES CONDOLENCES TO BRITISH QUEEN
Maseru, Apr. 14–King Letsie III says the late Prince Philip of Britain was the epitome of service and an exemplary leader.
This he said in a condolences message to the British government following the death of Prince Phillip, a husband to Queen Elizabeth II.
The King said Prince Phillip was the epitome of service and an exemplary leader, not only in the United Kingdom, but in the whole of the Common wealth group of countries.
He said the Prince served the Royal Family and his country with dignity and devotion from an early age until the very twilight of his life, for over seventy years, and he will clearly be missed by all in the Common wealth.
The King continued to say, ‘On behalf of the people and the government of the kingdom of Lesotho and on behalf of the Royal Family in Lesotho, I wish to convey our sincere and heartfelt condolences to Your Majesty and through Your Majesty, to the people and government of the United Kingdom for his great loss’, he said.
He said the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award that Lesotho proudly adopted, along with a number of other Commonwealth Member States, will indeed remain an enduring legacy in the development of life skills among the youth.
He concluded his message by assuring the British Royal Family that his thoughts and prayers are with them and the people of the UK during in this trying moment.
Prince Philip died on Friday at the age of 99. He spent a month in hospital earlier this year before being released on March 16 to return to the royal residence of Windsor Castle, where he passed away.
Born into the Greek and Danish royal families, Prince Philip married Princess Elizabeth in 1947. She was crowned the British Queen in 1953. Prince Philip was the longest-serving consort in British history. He retired from public engagements in 2017 after carrying out more than 20,000 of them.
Philip was born on the Greek island of Corfu in 1921. He was an avid sportsman who loved country pursuits. He has four children, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
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