Former US President George Bush praises Prince Philip’s character

Former President George W Bush has highlighted Prince Philip’s wit and charm in a condolence statement issued from Dallas.

He offered condolences on behalf of himself and his wife, Laura.

Bush said: “Throughout his long and remarkable life, he devoted himself to worthy causes and to others.

“He represented the United Kingdom with dignity and brought boundless strength and support to the sovereign.

“We know how much he will be missed,” he added, mentioning how fortunate he felt to have spent time with him.

President Bush served between 2001 and 2009.

He is among many others paying tribute to the late royal.

A statement from Buckingham Palace said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”

Together they had four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

HRH had previously been admitted to hospital on 16 February where he remained for two weeks.

He was then transferred to St Bart’s hospital for treatment for an infection and heart condition after which he was discharged on 16 March in “good spirits” according to sources.

You can read all of SWL’s Prince Philip coverage here.

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